The Aroostook Roads

  1. Location and Background
  2. Under the French and British Regimes
  3. The First Acadian and Canadian Immigrants
  4. The Development of Madawaska
  5. Borderland Tensions
  6. Military and Commercial Roads
  7. War Avoided
  8. New Immigrant Waves
  9. A Bi-Directional Route
  10. Sources

  1. Sources
For more insights on the history of Canadian and Acadian immigration to Maine see :
  • Félix Albert, Immigrant Odyssey: A French-Canadian Habitant in New England (Orono: University of Maine Press, 1991).
  • Serge Courville, Atlas historique du Québec: Population et territoire (Ste-Foy: Les presses de l'Université Laval, 1996).
  • Béatrice Craig, "Immigrants in a Frontier Community: Madawaska 1785-1850," Histoire sociale/Social History 19:38 (November 1986): 277-297.
  • Matthew Hatvany, "Un paysage agraire original : les aboiteau de Kamouraska", pp. 64-65, Atlas historique du Québec : Le territoire (Ste-Foy : Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 1996).
  • Barry H. Rodrigue, "Soldiers, Spuds and Spruce: Maine's Military Roads to the Maritimes, 1810-1842," Le Forum 26, 2 (avril 1998).

The author, Matthew Hatvany, photographed here during his study of Quebecois and Acadian exploitation of the salt marshes of Kamouraska, at the northern terminus of the Temiscouata Portage Road (photograph by Martine Prévost, 1999).

Scene along the Aroostook Roads in northern Maine c. 1890 (today US Route 1).

Source: Collection of Don Cyr.

Others roads :
The King's Highway - Lake Megantic Route - Coos Road - Canada Road - Aroostook Roads - Airline Road
Grand Trunk Railway - California Tote Road - Canadian Pacific Railway