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Is there any local information about the failed Norwegian Settlement of 1860-62?

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Is there any local information about the failed Norwegian Settlement of 1860-62?

Posted: 7 Sep 2012 9:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Brandt, Brun
I am curious to learn about any local information regarding the failed Norwegian settlement at Gaspe - Coin du Banc, during 1860-62. I was recently in Coin du Banc and didn't meet anyone with any memory of the settlement, except for one man that remembered a road/trail from Douglastown into the forest nicknamed "the Norwegian road". The Canadian Government arranged for a group of more than 100 settlers to buy land in the forest. However the conditions were very difficult and promises were not kept, as the story goes, so "all" of the families apparently left in 1862. My ancestors were part of the Brandt and Brun families that attempted to settle with this group. They ended up in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
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Susihaines 7 Sep 2012 3:34PM GMT 
Aldo10 7 Sep 2012 8:50PM GMT 
Susihaines 7 Sep 2012 10:05PM GMT 
Aldo10 3 Oct 2012 11:26PM GMT 
Susihaines 4 Oct 2012 1:13AM GMT 
Aldo10 5 Oct 2012 9:08PM GMT 
Susihaines 28 Aug 2013 6:22PM GMT 
Aldo10 1 Sep 2013 4:39PM GMT 
markruchie 4 Sep 2013 6:20PM GMT 
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