Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nigger Rock, Saint. Armand , Quebec

The area where we have our country place is a very historical area.
We have Fort Lennox on the Richelieu River where many battles took place, Fort Montgomery on the US side.
We had sleeping bombs found where by the people had to be evacuated before they went in to see how to take it out of the river. I used to swim right over it for years and never knew.
The Richelieu River used to have big ships that used to come through into Lake Champlain and Missisquoi Bay, but they stopped now.

Well now we learned a new thing.
We are very familiar with the Uncle Tom stories where by slaves were smuggled across the border into Canada.
In Canada, black people were free people, but in Saint Armand, Quebec, I was shocked to learn, slaves existed, as well as slave owners.

Some of the story is told in these two you tube videos.
Interesting.



Part 2



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opv-4jbGXDA&feature=related

Engelbert Humperdinck


Have a great Day !

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