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Orleans and its French connection


The Fourth of July has come and gone, but the days of celebrating independence and liberty are far from over.

Next Thursday is Bastille Day, better known as the French National Day, or La fête nationale in France, which is celebrated on July 14 every year. However, it also happens to be a significant day in Orleans, and will be the subject of a celebration at the French Cable Museum.

The town of Orleans (pronounced “ohr-lay-OR” in France) has a notable French connection. The town is named for Louis Philippe Joseph d’Orléans, or the Duke of Orleans, whose support of the French Revolution likely first caught the eye of Cape Codder Isaac Snow in 1777.

Read the rest of the story in the July 8 edition of the Cape Codder ...

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