Click on Read More to discover the top ten historical events according to Stuart Liptay of the Albert County Museum.
- First European Settlers in 1699.
- The Acadian Expulsion in 1755. Ending 57 years of Acadian colonies in Albert County, this includes the Battle of Petitcodiac, September 4, 1755. The battle was fought between British colonial troops and Acadian resistance fighters led by French Officer Charles Deschamps de Boishébert on September 4, 1755 at the Acadian village of Village-des-Blanchard on the Petitcodiac River (present-day Hillsborough).
- Arrival of the Steeves family in 1766.
- The founding of the county 1845.
- Development of Commercially Viable Kerosene from Albertite by geologist Abraham Gesner in 1846 which led directly to the petroleum age and the modern world and indirectly to saving all the whales. Thanks Albert County!
- The Saxby Gale of 1869, which brought untold destruction of property and the loss of a number of lives.
- The Birthplace and Hometown of Canada's 11th Prime Minister RB Bennett (b1870), who founded the Bank of Canada, the CBC and numerous other important Canadian Institutions.
- The Tom Collins Axe Murder Triple Trial which directly lead to Canada's Double Jeopardy laws. Double Jeopardy is a procedural defence that forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same (or similar) charges following a legitimate acquittal or conviction.
- Winning the Victory Loans Competition of 1919 by raising a greater percentage over their set goal than anywhere else in the Province. The county raised $347600.00 with a goal of $110000.00. That's triple the amount! (in today's dollars that is $6.2 million!).
- Founding of Fundy National Park in 1948.
To join a discussion about the Top Ten list, visit http://www.albertcountymuseum.com/news/2016/1/8/top-10-historical-events-in-albert-county .
To learn more about the history of Albert County, NB, visit the website of the Albert County Museum or, better yet, visit the museum itself.