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This Week in History: Archives: The First Black Battalion in Canada

Type: Document

In January of 1998, Parks Canada introduced a weekly Web Site named This Week in History, which presents a variety of events that have shaped Canada’s past, present and future. These short texts are summaries, not complete histories, meant to entice the reader to explore Canadian history. Search by keyword or by title.

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History of Cape Merry

Type: Document

Cape Merry was once called Knight's Round Point. James Knight sailed into the mouth of the Churchill River to begin construction of a fur trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1717. The cape was later renamed to honour Captain John Merry, who was the Deputy Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company from 1712-18. This page describes the construction of the fort and its cannon battery.

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Batoche National Historic Site of Canada - Batoche After 1885

Type: Document

The community of Batoche survived the Métis rebellion in 1885 and even prospered for awhile. However, like many small prairie towns, the population of Batoche eventually declined. Presents the economic and social difficulties the village experienced after the Rebellion.

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History of Sloop Cove

Type: Document

Inscriptions left at Sloop Cove were left by the men who worked with the boats used by the Hudson's Bay Company. One of the signatures belonged to Samuel Hearne. In 1774, Hearne established the first inland trading post, Cumberland House, and was governor at Prince of Wales Fort from 1775 to 1782. Sloop Cove was a wintering cove for the sloops that over wintered in the bay and possibly a place for larger, ocean going ships to put in for repairs.

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Interpretation: based on aspects of the Site's History that are of National Significance - Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada

Type: Document

Information on the social, cultural, and commercial history of Louisbourg can be found here as well as some background on the site's preservation and commemoration.

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