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Souris was founded by Acadians in 1727 as a fishing settlement at the mouth of the Souris River, though there is evidence that the name may have been given as early as 1724, when there was a large, Island wide plague of mice and thus the name 'Souris', which is French for mouse fell into common useage.
Later names, such as Colville Bay and Red Cliff did not stick. By 1810 the name Souris was well established, and inhabitants from St. Peter's arrived somewhere around this time. Acadian settlers from Arichat, Cape Breton, as well as a family of McPhee's also settled around 1810.
For further information, continue reading the early history of the Town of Souris.
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