Songs and Pics By Kevin Lajiness


Thursday, March 15, 2012

SJI Park Linwood NJ Some of My Custom Tools and Equipment

For gathering stones and chunks of Asphalt

For loosening Up Top soil

Custom built Trailer I Made

To Ad Weight to my custom rake

Watering Apparatus 

Old Snapper High vac fitted with a HP Suzuki for mulching 

Monday, March 5, 2012



 Excerpt From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Etymology

"The origin of the designation Acadia is credited to the explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, who on his 16th century map applied the ancient Greek name "Arcadia" to the entire Atlantic coast north of Virginia (note the inclusion of the 'r' of the original Greek name). "Arcadia" derives from the Arcadia district in Greece which since Classical antiquity had the extended meanings of "refuge" or "idyllic place". The Dictionary of Canadian Biography says: "Arcadia, the name Verrazzano gave to Maryland or Virginia 'on account of the beauty of the trees,' made its first cartographical appearance in the 1548 Gastaldo map and is the only name on that map to survive in Canadian usage. . . . In the 17th centuryChamplain fixed its present orthography, with the 'r' omitted, and Ganong has shown its gradual progress northwards, in a succession of maps, to its resting place in the Atlantic Provinces.""

"Acadia (in the French language Acadie) was a colony of New France, in northeastern North America that included parts of easternQuebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day Maine to the Kennebec River.[1] During much of the 17th and early 18th centuries, Norridgewock on the Kennebec River and Castine at the end of the Penobscot River were the southern-most settlements of Acadia.[2] The actual specification by the French government for the territory refers to lands bordering the Atlantic coast, roughly between the 40th and 46th parallels. Later, the territory was divided into the British colonies which became Canadian provinces andAmerican states. The population of Acadia included descendants of emigrants from France (i.e., Acadians) along with those from the Wabanaki Confederacy. The two communities inter-married, which resulted in a significant portion of the population of Acadia being Métis".

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Research I Have uncovered Related to The History of Open Space

   In The North East Seaboard and as it relates to One of my Ancestors. like most
settlements in the West when Europeans families first settled in the East Seaboard.
 People impacted the land in different ways where William Powell Settled on the Schuylkill
as a ferryman across from what is today The large ("Fairmount Park" was created in 1855,
 but the genesis of the park system was embodied much earlier in
William Penn’s vision of Philadelphia as a “Greene Countrie Towne.”
The original purpose of Fairmount
Park was to protect Philadelphia’s water supply from
industrialization along the Schuylkill River. In
addition to serving as an environmental buffer, the
Park also became a public place for residents to enjoy.
Today, Fairmount Park is the city’s showcase of nature,
history, culture and recreation.)-Fairmount Park
Map & Visitor’s Guide

CBC - The Acadians - Acadian Origin
The origin of Acadie

Map: National Archives of Canada
The area that became known as Acadia was inhabited for thousands of years by Native American tribes, predominantly the Mi' kmaq. There were 3,000 here when the French first arrived. There is some ambiguity about where the name Acadie originated. The earliest known written form is credited to the Italian explorer Giavanni de Verazzano in 1524. While exploring the Atlantic coast of North America, he apparently was so impressed by the beauty of the trees of the Chesapeake Bay that he gave it the name Arcadia since it evoked images of ancient Greece. Acadia without the "r" - came to designate the present area of Canada's Maritime provinces. According to linguists, the word "Cadie" ("Lacadie" or "Acadie") may have derived from "Quoddy" - a word used by the natives to designate a fertile area like Passamaquoddy, Shubenacadie and Tracadie. It could also derive from the Mi' kmaq word "Algatig" meaning camp.
History holds a mirror up to the dusty documents of the past.
The Proclamation of 1763 was in many ways Canada's first constitution.
The Quebec Act of 1774 also dealt with the old French Canadian empire and its original owners the Aboriginals. Most of them lived in the huge pocket of land lying below the Great Lakes. All were members of proud tribes and were determined to resist further white encroachments on their traditional hunting grounds. The British were anxious to respect their strength and to prevent any reoccurence of the bloody wars on the American frontier that had been enflamed by the eloquence of Pontiac raging against white entrenchment. To head off continued Indian wars caused by American frontiersmen flooding into the wide open western spaces of the Ohio country, the British broadened the boundaries of Quebec as indicated by the shaded areas in the maps below by extending those set out in the Proclamation of 1763 to the line of the Ohio River with the Quebec Act of 1774.

Proclamation of 1763
Quebec Act, 1774

Old Philadelphia, Faire Mount Park,Powelton Village

Life and Ancestry of Warner Mifflin (Farmount Park Fame-Fountain Green)