On the road
September 1870 - The Southern Uprising
On the traces of
We follow in the Footsteps of Lumina, one of the leaders of the Southern uprising,
On the road. The rioters marching against La Mauny take this road which runs along the Petite Rivière Pilote. It must be remembered that it was in the ground at the time. It is she that the people of Ste Luce, Rivière Pilote, Marin had borrowed to join Petit-bourg and take the Yak to go to Fort-de-France to attend Lubin's trial. Many women then set foot in Fort de France for the first time in their lives, if not the only one.
Currently, there are many constructions on the edge. In the 1870s, there were cane fields as well as coconut groves, coffee and cocoa trees. On the left, you can still see these coconut groves.
Historical advisor: Gilbert Pago
Coordinators: Huguette Bellemare and George Arnauld
Assistant: Laurie Nirennold
Illustrations: Bruno Dulthéo
Production: Les Carots' are Cooked
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