1909 : To Abandon Islands.

1er juin 1909 : Toronto Star
To Abandon Islands.

St. Pierre Miquelon, June 1. – A conflict over the measures advocated in France for the re-population and restoration of industrial activity of this little islands colony, the lone surviving remnant of France’s once great dominion in North American, will result, it is feared, in the abandonment of the colony by the remaining 5,000 persons.

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1935 : Two Islands Remnant of French Colonial Empire

Two Islands Remnant of French Colonial Empire
13 September 1935, Deming New Mexico

The French colony of St Pierre and Miquelon consist  of two islands lying ten miles off the southern coast of Newfoundland. Together they are an area of less thatn 100 square miles and are the sole remnants of the great French colonial empire in North American, notes a correspondent in the Chicago Tribune.
At the beginning of the Eighteenth century France was in control of North America except for the English colonies along the Atlantic seaboard, and the Spanish settlements in Florida and in the region reaching …

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