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Cap-Haitian Suffused with History

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Cap-Haitian Suffused with History

Around every bend in Cap-Haitian, the past speaks and city historians are eager to share its lore.

On Rue 19 lived Joseph Laroche, who drowned when the Titanic sank, the one Black person aboard the ship.

Rue 18 was where Antenor Firmin began his life, rising to prominence as the initial Haitian anthropologist in the Americas.

Rue 13 produced Oswald Durand, a poet and songwriter, who wrote "Yellow Bird".

European royalty has also resided in Cap-Haitian, another part of its intriguing past.

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