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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Chinamen On I' EVANGELINE'S LAND TO HAVE A SHRINE Anew Mecca Is beckonlflg to de-votocs of art and reyglon. Its name is Nova Scotlti. Already the artists have made their pilgrimage and returned wltti ciiarmlng pictures of Evangeline's 7-,and. A collection of sixty paintings,.the work of six New York men, ^nown as tije Nov.i Scotia Group, were exhibited recently In Xew York acd elicited much pralDC. The pioneers of Nova Sifolla have blazed a trail over which a brush Biid pHlelte ladon army will follow in Beasons to come. They will come to paint the Kontle beauty of applc-blOBsoma v/hen the great Annapolis Valley Is covered- w'ith a frajwant pluk and while veil. They will come In cherry time paint the rich rod fruit and the happy people enjoying the Cherry Festival, a. time honored custom. They will come In autumn to transfer to canvas the mad riot of brilliant coloring with which Naturo paints the woods aijU lilllsldoa and when the orchards groan beneath their heavy burdened bonghs of ripened apples. They will come at all seasons tq picture the quaint llsherfDlk and their quainter surroundings. The Dominion Atlantic Railway that -^'ings you around a half-circlR from JJa!lfa:c to Y'nrraouth, taUos you through a Land of Romance, the Land of-I'hrangeline. At tho Hltlc station of Grand Pre you will And n wide meadow v.'lilch la soon to ho transformed into a slirlue. Horo, previous to 1775, stood tho Roman Catholic Church of St. Charlea, tho church of the Acadlans. ' To-ilny a massive stone cross marks the site of tho old burying ground that surrounded the church and nearby is Evangeline's "Well, �\\'lth its long swoop. Tho French Aoafllans have always chorlshed a reverorico for this spot and inov/ through tho generosity of the IJomlnloi) Atlantic ilallway Company they may call it their own. Tho railway'company has purchased this/meadow and will make It into an old-fashioned Rarden surrounded with ,1 runllc fenco (ind has deeded a por'flon of the ground to the Societio r.'.Vasiom))t!on, rornpoaed of French Acadlans, of whom the Rijv. C. V. Landry of Butocli*, N.B., Is Pres!-, dent. The only consideratioji 'for this transfer Is the promise of the So-cletle to orect\a oUapel. This thoy are eager to do and plans arc now under consideration. �With tho dedication of ITie new shrine, -largo numbers of Pr�in