Pioneers of France in the New World

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Echo Library, Jun 1, 2008 - History - 200 pages
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A detailed account of France's two earliest attempts at settlement in North America. The first section of the book details the little known late 16th century French settlement of Fort Caroline in ... Read full review

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Boston-born Francis Parkman , whose most famous books are "The Oregon Trail" and "France and England in North America," was a renowned American historian and leading and leading horticulturalist. He was briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University's Bussey Institution (his successor at Harvard University's Bussey Institution was Charles Sprague Sargent, creator and head of the Arnold Arboretum for more than 50 years) and the President of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Today, the Francis Parkman Memorial sits near the former site of the house, while Francis Parkman Drive runs through the former location of his rose garden.

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