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Verchères, Québec, Canada
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Where is Verchères, Québec, Canada ? 

A town of Lower Canada, on the r. bank of the St. Lawrence, 23 m. below Montreal.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 7 Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

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1672 - Verchères founded
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1690 - Iroquois Indians attacked Ft. Vercheres but were not successful. index.php? c=academy &s=char-dir &f=devercheres
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1692 - Madeline de Vercheres saved Vercheres from a surprise Indian attack.
1692 - October 22 - Madeleine de Verchères gathers about 20 local habitant farmers into her family's fortified home, Fort Dangerous, when some Iroquois appear; fires cannon to warn other families; with her father François de Verchères, a militia colonel, away in Montreal, the 14 year old will...Read MORE...

1709 - Église de Saint-François-Xavier established at Verchères
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1818 - Church Destroyed by Lightning
The Church at Vercheres, in the vicinity of Montreal, has been destroyed by lighting. 1800 pounds sterling, of the property, we understand, were insured in the Phoenix Company.
Boston Gazette
Boston, Massachusetts
November 19, 1818
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seigniory, in the co. of Vercheres, on the south side of the St. Lawrence, is bounded N.E. by St. Blain; S.W. by Bellevue; in the rear by Cournoyer; in front of the St. Lawrence. - One league in front by two in depth. Granted, Oct. 29, 1672, to Sieur de Vercheres, and is now the property of Madame...Read MORE...

VERCHERES, a county in the S.W. part of Quebec, bounded by the St. Lawrence on the W. and the Richelieu on the E. Area 124,812 acres. Capital, Vercheres. Pop. 12,717.

VERCHERES, a thriving post village of Quebec, capital of the. co. of Vercheres, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, 24 miles...Read MORE...

Vercheres, a post-village, capital of Vercheres co., Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence River, 21 miles below Montreal, on the Quebec Southern R.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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1911 - French Girl's Heroism
To Madeleine de Vercheres a monument is to be erected and the parliament of Canada is to pay $15,000 toward the cost of the undertaking. Madeleine de Vercheres was a brave French girl who held a little fort successfully against the attacks of hostile Iroquois. A brave little woman was the heroine...Read MORE...

News  1911 - English Sign is Spurned - Under Leadership of Priest French Canadians Post New One
NEW YORK., May 18. - A dispatch from Vercheres, a village on the St. Lawrence, 30 miles from Montreal, says:

"A demonstration unique in the history of Vercheres has just been held. The postoffice was indicated by a notice bearing the English sign 'postoffice.' The population, wholly...Read MORE...

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