“Job of our Fathers” Do I follow in His Footsteps?

In New France (Canada) and Louisiana usually if your father was a French Marine the son or sons would also be Marines, but many of the soldiers stationed at FSJB had multiple jobs. If their son did not become a Marine, he would traditionally take on his father’s second profession. If the father had died the son would apprentice with someone in the colony and learn to be carpenter, roofer, black smith, trapper or trader. Fort St Jean Baptiste staff will introduce the trades of the soldier in a group discussion with visual aids then allow visitors to participate in a hands on demo of some soldier professions.


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