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

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