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“A mountain-building event that affected an area from present-day New York to Newfoundland during the Devonian Period (416 to 359.2 million years ago).” – Encyclopedia Britannica


“The son of Hermes and a nymph, Pan was half goat, half man who lived in the forests of Arcadia [in Peloponnese) surrounded by satyrs and maenads.” – in2greece.com

“Arcadia is associated with bountiful natural splendor, harmony, and is often inhabited by shepherds … Commonly thought of as being in line with Utopian ideals, Arcadia differs from that tradition in that it is more often specifically regarded as unattainable.”- Arcadia from Wikipedia


“The first known European to coin the term Acadia or Arcadia was Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485-1528). The name came to him from one of two possible sources. One would be his meetings with a native who used the word “quoddy” or “cadie” to describe what Verrazzano understood to be the territory surrounding them. The second possible origin of the word would be from Greek or Roman classics, where the word Arcadia is used to describe a pastoral paradise.” – Musée des Acadiens


“In 1632, France once again gained control of New France (including Acadia) under the Treaty of St. Germain-en-Laye. This time, they started recruiting sending men and women with the intent of raising families and settling down in Acadia. ” – Acadian-Cajun Genealogy


” … also known as the Great Upheaval [from 1755 to 1763], the Great Expulsion, The Deportation, the Acadian Expulsion, Le Grand Dérangement was the forced removal by the British of the Acadian people from present day Canadian Maritime provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island (an area also known as Acadie).” – from The Expulsion of the Acadians on Wikipedia


“That the wretched Acadians, in a manner quartered upon us, are become a grievance, inasmuch as we are not at present in a situation, and iu [sic] circumstances, capable of seconding their own fruitless endeavors to support their numerous families, as a people plundered of their effects. For though our magistrates have taxed us, perhaps sufficient to feed such of them as cannot feed themselves, they cannot find houses, clothing, and other comforts, in their condition needful, without going from house to house begging, whereby they are become a nuisance to a country hardly able to afford necessary comfort to their own poor.” – an address from the electors and freeholders of Talbot county to their representatives in Virginia assembly, February 1757.


“A person of French Canadian descent born or living along the bayous, marshes, and prairies of  southern Louisiana.  The word Cajun began in 19th century Acadie (now Nova Scotia, Canada) when the Acadians began to arrive.” – Cajun Country by Jason Meaux

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  • Blair May 31, 2012, 5:53 AM

    Acadia National Park on Mount desert Island in Maine. From the top of the mountain you catch the first rays of sunlight to reach the US every morning.

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