Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Cape Breton Map and Tartan - CANADA

When I was searching the web for some information about Cape Breton Island in Canada, I've stumbled with this Alexander Graham Bell sentence: “I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all”. Thank you very much Jason, I hope you had a nice birthday weekend. This postcard took 5 days to arrive!

Cape Breton Map and Tartan - CANADA
Cape Breton Island was a separate colony until 1820 when it was merged into Nova Scotia against its will. It is the only place in North America where Gaelic is still spoken, a legacy of the large immigration (about 50,000) from the highlands of Scotland in the first half of the 19th century. There is a strong island identity and sense of community, which increasingly unifies the Mikmaq population of the island. 


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