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"First Inhabitants Two..." Sutton Favorite Tip by Shara.Buchan

Sutton General: 14 reviews and 5 photos

Favorite thing: <li> First Inhabitants </li>
<p>Two major archaeological sites, one near Missisquoi Bay on Lake Champlain and the other at the junction of the north and south branches of the Missisquoi river in Potton Township, show that the valley was inhabited some 2,000 to 3,000 years ago. A smaller site in Sutton Township near the Potton line dates from this period. Between 1771 and 1774, John Collins, assistant surveyor for the government of the British Province of Canada, explored the region and found the Abnaki Indians established in the area. </P>

Fondest memory: <li>The loyalist settlers </li>
<p> During the American war of independence, 1776-83, soldiers of the British Army under General Reidesel patrolled the country between the Richelieu and Chaudiere rivers, along the 45th parallel. After the British lost the war, colonists in the United States who remained loyal to King George had the choice of resettling in other British colonies or returning to England. Ten years later, after the end of the war, the first settlers arrived in the Eastern Townships. Some families fled the United States because they were on the losing side while others were lured by cheap land.<p>

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  • Written Aug 29, 2002
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