Louisbourg


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Lou·is·bourg

or Lou·is·burg  (lo͞o′ĭs-bûrg′)
A town of Nova Scotia, Canada, on the eastern coast of Cape Breton Island. It is the site of an 18th-century French fortress that has been reconstructed as a museum.
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Louisbourg

(ˈluːɪsˌbɜːɡ)
n
(Placename) a fortress in Canada, in Nova Scotia on SE Cape Breton Island: founded in 1713 by the French and strongly fortified (1720–40); captured by the British (1758) and demolished; reconstructed as a historic site
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Next came a pair of scarlet breeches, once worn by the French governor of Louisbourg, and the knees of which had touched the lower step of the throne of Louis le Grand.
The capture of Louisbourg by Colonial forces in 1745 set a pattern to be emulated in later conflicts.
The company's first contract was with Parks Canada at Fortress Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, where the company developed the Archaeological Shipwreck Search Program.
Admiral Holburne's naval career flourished before his failure to capture Louisbourg from the French in 1757, thus delaying the capture of Quebec.
Dickason completed her master's degree in 1972 with a thesis entitled "Louisbourg and the Indians: A Study in Imperial Race Relations, 1713-1716." The thesis comprised a first thrust into the arena of Aboriginal studies and was highly praised.
The French built a fortress on Cape Breton Island, which was called Louisbourg. Many Acadians were scattered along the American coast in the British colonies, with a major settlement of Acadians (now called Cajuns in the United States) in the lower Mississippi River area, which was controlled then by France.
members from the Louisbourg Archaeological Project.
Kalman alerts the reader to sites that are in part the product of conservation efforts, such as the Halifax waterfront and Louisbourg, and in doing so he alerts us to the need for a critical examination of heritage conservation, for it is often through this lens that many Canadians experience their own history.
On Cape Breton, a great fortress arose at Louisbourg, a reminder that France was still the superpower of Europe, and the St.
I want you to capture Fort Louisbourg in Nova Scotia.
Many militiamen from Maine participated in the successful expedition against Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island in 1745 only to see the fortress returned to the French when the war concluded in 1748.