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Mantasoa and the historical reenactment 10/06/2014 | 08:39:12

The name of Mantasoa went down in history first as the place which hosted one of the island's first industrial facilities founded by a certain Jean Laborde, Frenchman and friend to the Kingdom of Madagascar.


Making for Mantasoa often comes up to a visit of the place which once welcomed the famous Jean Laborde, the Frenchman who settled on the island in 1830. He decided by then to settle his foundry in this area happening to be particularly rich in iron minerals. This industrialist who closely cooperated with the Kingdom of Madagascar chose Mantasoa as his operational basis as well as his new home. Nowadays, although the local lake took over as the area's main attraction, the US-American Peace Corps decided to emulate the past kingdom's friend to a certain extent by building its main training center for the Great Isle in Mantasoa. A good luck for trainers, trainees and graduates, is it not, for they will enjoy the peaceful edge of the lake and the stimulating scent of eucalyptus from the nearby woods.


 

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