Lake Champlain… French?

Are you surprised by the question? Well, actually Lake Champlain was part of New France for more than 150 years, from 1609 to 1759. But that part of its history tends to be forgotten. And it makes sense why. “Losers” are often forgotten in history, and definitely the presence of French people in this region…

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Map of Champlain’s Travels

2008 and 2009 have been all about celebrating Samuel de Champlain’s exploration of New France, first with the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City in 2008 and then the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Lake Champlain in 2009. Being involved in these celebrations in different ways, I noticed that there was no…

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