12 March 2013

Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan

Did any of your French ancestors come from Belle Isle?

Where is Belle Isle?  
Is it an Island?

It lies nestled between Detroit & Windsor.  It is in the USA boarders.
This island was a farming community for many of my ancestors. 

Not sure if the island like the coast of Detroit had “Ribbon Farms” or not. 

“Ribbon Farm” name comes from the way each Farm was/had very narrow land boundaries so every one could get to the water from their own land.  Long narrow farms.  It worked well no water disputes.

During the early to mid 1700’s Detroit was quite exclusive French.  

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