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Ontario’s first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. In 1639, the ...
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Ontario’s first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Native visitors.

In 1649, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons no longer existed when members of the mission community were forced to abandon and burn their home of nearly ten years. It took less than one hour to burn down to nothing but ashes. The missionaries chose to burn the mission rather than risk it being desecrated or permanently overrun by Iroquois in further attacks.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site in Midland, Ontario where the mission’s compelling story is brought to life.

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trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman September 07, 2016
Love the framing and the tragic story too....what terrible choices were made
BorisToronto PRO
 
BorisToronto September 07, 2016
Wonderful shot and a wonderful write up on the history.
mihrt
 
mihrt September 10, 2016
Wow, fantastic thinking for this capture. The window frames the outer view so well. Excellent detail and exposure Cher. Thank you for giving us the History of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons - such an interesting time in our History!! 1639!! almost difficult to imagine!! How heartbreaking it must have been for the Missionaries to have to burn their settlement - one day I hope to see this amazing place - such an important 'slice' of Canadian History!!
mihrt
 
mihrt September 10, 2016
VB stole my Award - I wanted Genius but was not fast enough - but it deserves Genius - beautiful work my friend.
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman September 11, 2016
Truly awesome capture Cher. Thanks you for the backstory too! Such an important piece of Canadian History.
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Bruz September 11, 2016
Beautiful story and capture Cher. Well done all the way around. :-)
Flosno
 
Flosno September 12, 2016
Excellent frame within a frame and story line Cher
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erickgarza September 12, 2016
Something is cooking!! lol
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography September 13, 2016
well done ! it is beautiful and the perspective is awesome !
NanaSue54
 
NanaSue54 September 14, 2016
Awesome capture Cher!! Love how you framed this!! :)
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pegleg September 15, 2016
love this shot nice one
JulesB
 
JulesB September 16, 2016
Lovely perspective and quite an interesting story behind this historical scene.
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kathyk_abq September 17, 2016
Fantastic view-of-life image, Cher! I want to be there to see it. Fascinating history, too. Eliot Pattison has a wonderful series about this time in history. Love this! :)
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Kazza60 October 07, 2016
love this Cher .. a great composition !!
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mihrt October 16, 2016
Voted Image of the Month!
malread PRO+
 
malread October 24, 2016
Beautiful, stunning capture. Great texture, tone and framing.
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lizziemellis November 11, 2016
Love the framing, great write up thanks for sharing:-)
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JDLifeshots September 17, 2017
Great shot! Voted Old Times.
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estercastillo08 October 15, 2018
Nice framing !