Cap-Haitian in 1853

Cap-Haitian in 1853

A picture of the historic city of Cap-Haitian in 1853

Not far from this historic city of Cap-Haitian, you have La Citadelle, an imposing mountaintop fortress that was constructed during the division of the North and South of Haiti in the early 1800's. Le Cap's ruler, King Henry Christophe saw the Northern territory through prosperous years, commissioning the build of the Citadelle, which stands today as formidable as when the fortification was first built to counter any possible re-invasions by the French. Christophe's suicide by golden bullet, after fears of an assassination attempt when he'd been weakened by a stroke, threw the Northern Kingdom back into the Haitian fold.

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