The first permanent residents of the Pomquet region arrived in the early 1770s after many groups of Acadians who had been deported in France decided to return in America to work for merchants from the Anglo-Norman isles, especially those from Jersey. The Bourques, Broussards, Daigles, Doirons, Duons, Lamarres, Melansons and Vincents were amongst the first families who arrived in Pomquet, although the Coste and Fougère families had lived there for a while in the early 1760s. Today, Pomquet is the region's pillar of Acadian culture thanks to their École acadienne de Pomquet, for kindergarten to Grade 12, and the offices of Nova Scotia's Fédération acadienne.
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