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St Croix Island International Historic Site

  • Also Known As: St. Croix Island National Monument

  • Vicinity: On the international boundary in the St Croix River
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

The Beginning of a Permanent European Presence in Northern North America

The winter of 1604-1605 on Saint Croix Island was a cruel one for Pierre Dugua's French expedition. Iced in by freezing temperatures and cut off from fresh water and game, 35 of 79 men died. As spring arrived and native people traded game for bread, the health of those remaining improved. Although the expedition moved on by summer, the beginning of French presence in North America had begun. - NPS


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1604/00/00 Pierre Dugua Leader Pierre Dugua's expedition spends winter of 1604-1605 on Saint Croix Island
1604/00/00 Samuel de Champlain Cartographer Pierre Dugua's expedition spends winter of 1604-1605 on Saint Croix Island
1605/00/00
1858/00/00

Data »

Particulars for St Croix Island International Historic Site:
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Area of Significance European
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Owner Federal
Cultural Affiliation French
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Level of Significance International
Criteria Person
Historic Use Village site



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000932
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Nominator Name: National Monument
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: International
Area of Significance: Historic and non-aboriginal, European, Exploration-settlement
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person, Information Potential
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Cultural Affiliation: French
Period of Significance: 1600-1649
Significant Year: 1604, 1605, 1858
Associated People: de Champlain,Samuel
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Village site
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Monument, Marker

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