Jennie and Dianne begin this episode in Oak Grove Cemetery in Saint Marys, Georgia, but to tell the story of the Tomb of Acadians which can be found in this charming cemetery, they must travel back to 1755 and the settlement of Acadie in what is now Nova Scotia, Canada. With a little help from the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the long memory of the French-Acadian descendants, Jennie and Dianne will tell a story of great tragedy and ultimate triumph in this ordinary, extraordinary cemetery.
⚖️ Resources for this episode include:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie. Nimbus Publishing Limited, 2003.
Coulter, E. Merton. "The Acadians in . 47, no. 1, 1963, pp. 68-75, jstor.org/stable/40578254.
DeLorme, Rita H.. "Remembering Arcadian Catholics of Saint Marys and James T. Vocelle, their Historian." Southern Cross Bulletin, 2006, p. 3.
Agator, Jean-Marc, and Jean-Pierre Bernier. "Anglo-american Settlements: Savannah." Acadie.cheminsdelafrancophonie.org. acadie.cheminsdelafrancophonie.org/en/savannah-in-georgia-acadians-have-been-recognized-for-their-contribution/. Accessed 13 Nov. 2020.
Agator, Jean-Marc, and Jean-Pierre Bernier. "Historical Capsules: Inhumane Conditions on Board the Deportation Vessels." Acadie.cheminsdelafrancophonie.org. acadie.cheminsdelafrancophonie.org/en/capsules/inhumane-conditions-on-board-the-deportation-vessels/. Accessed 13 Nov. 2020.
Agator, Jean-Marc, and Jean-Pierre Bernier. "Historical Capsules: The Acadian Odyssey in Nine of the 13 Anglo-American Colonies." Acadie.cheminsdelafrancophonie.org. acadie.cheminsdelafrancophonie.org/en/capsules/the-acadian-odyssey-in-nine-of-the-13-anglo-american-colonies/. Accessed 13 Nov. 2020.
"Oak Grove Cemetery." stmarysga.gov. www.stmarysga.gov/department/cemetery/index.php. Accessed 13 Nov. 2020.
"Acadian Timeline." acadien.novascotia.ca. acadien.novascotia.ca/en/timeline. Accessed 13 Nov. 2020.
" Oak Grove Cemetery." www.exploregeorgia.org. www.exploregeorgia.org/st-marys/general/historic-sites-trails-tours/oak-grove-cemetery. Accessed 19 Nov. 2020.