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Sorel, Québec, Canada

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Where is Sorel, Québec, Canada? 

Sorel-Tracy is a city in southwestern Quebec, Canada at the confluence of the Richelieu River and the St. Lawrence River, on the western edge of Lac Saint-Pierre. The mayor is Marcel Robert. It is the seat of the Regional County Municipality of Le Bas-Richelieu. The city is the result of the amalgamation of several communities, including Sorel, Tracy, and Saint-Pierre-de-Sorel. A year-round ferry operates on the St. Lawrence River between Sorel-Tracy and Saint-Ignace-De-Loyola on the way to Berthierville.

Sorel-Tracy is within 75 kilometers (47 mi) of both Montreal and Trois-Rivières, and is easily accessible via Autoroute 30 from the west and via Route 132 from the east and west. Autoroute 30 stops at Sorel and picks up again at Bécancour, leaving an incomplete segment in between.wikipedia


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Sorel, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Pierre
170, rue George, Sorel-Tracy, QUÉBEC
Established 1670
Source: Google maps
Sorel, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Pierre
170, rue George, Sorel-Tracy, QUÉBEC
Established 1670
Source: Google maps
Sorel, Québec, Canada - Marche Richelieu, Sorel, Que.
Sorel, Québec, Canada

Marche Richelieu, Sorel, Que.
Sorel, Québec, Canada - Hotel Saurel, Sorel, P.Q.
Sorel, Québec, Canada

Hotel Saurel, Sorel, P.Q.
Sorel, Québec, Canada - Rue du-Roi, Sorel, Que
Sorel, Québec, Canada

Rue du-Roi, Sorel, Que
Sorel, Québec, Canada - Hotel Carleton, Sorel, P. Q.
Sorel, Québec, Canada

Hotel Carleton, Sorel, P. Q.
Sorel, Québec, Canada - Port de Sorel - The Harbour, Sorel, P. Q.
Sorel, Québec, Canada

Port de Sorel - The Harbour, Sorel, P. Q.
Sorel, Québec, Canada - Found on monument in Sorel, Quebec
Sorel, Québec, Canada

Found on monument in Sorel, Quebec
"On the occasion of the 325th anniversary of the Francois Pelloquin's birth about 1664 at Niort, France - the... Read MORE...

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On June 19, 1610, a confrontation with the Mohawks at Sorel resulted in a victory for the French and their allies.
In just two years, Samuel de Champlain had accomplished a great deal. Quebec was founded, the First ...Read MORE...

1642 - August 13, 1642 - Charles de Montmagny builds Fort Richelieu with 100 men; on present day site of Sorel; leaves garrison of 40 soldiers to protect habitants from Iroquois

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1665 - June 30 - Engineer Henri de Salières arrives in New France with the Carignan-Salières Regiment, 100 officers and 1,000 men; begins forts at Sorel, St-Louis, Ste-Thérèse, Ste-Anne and St-Jean.

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1670 - Église de Saint-Pierre established at Sorel

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1670 - The mission Sorel de la Province de Quebec is established this year.

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1672 - Seigneury of Sorel
Pierre de Saurel de Sorel and wife Jeanne de Giraud is granted the seigneury of Sorel, Quebec....Read MORE...

1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: Sorel with 59 inhabitants

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1760 - August 21, 1760 - French & Indian War - Brigadier General James Murray puts the village of Sorel to the torch.

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News  1781 - It is in Sorel that the Christmas tree made its first appearance in North America on Christmas Eve in 1781
The baroness Frederika von Riedesel hosted a party of British and German officers in "la maison des ...Read MORE...

1785 - December 25 - Christ Church opens at Sorel; oldest Anglican church in Québec

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Ville de Sorel - Quebec


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1832 - SOREL or SAUREL,
seigniory, in the co. of Richelieu, is bounded N. and N.E. by the South Channel of the St. Lawrence ...Read MORE...

News  1839 - Melancholy Accident
A Melancholy Accident occurred at Sorel, Canada on the 24th ult., by which a mother was deprived of ...Read MORE...

News  1848 - Great Fire at Sorel, In Canada
There were seventy-five houses destroyed by fire at Sorel, Canada, on Saturday, the 24th inst.,...Read MORE...

1859
SOREL, or William Henry, a town of Lower Canada, pleasantly situated at the confluence of the...Read MORE...

News  1861 - Canadian "Matres-Familias."
A venerable French-Canadian lady, Mrs. Genevieve Lemoine, died lately at Sorel, Lower Canada, at...Read MORE...

1873
SOREL or WILLIAM HENRY, an incorporated town of Quebec, capital of the co. of Richelieu, on the...Read MORE...

1874 - Small-pox is raging at Sorel, Quebec, in the most virulent form.

The New York Times
New York, New York
December 19, 1874
News  1875 - PERILS OF THE RAIL
Frightful Casualty in Canada - Eleven Persons Killed and Twenty-five Wounded.

SOREL, Quebec,...Read MORE...

News  1882 - Home For Medical Care
A lumberman broke his leg in the Wisconsin woods, and desired to go to his home at Sorel, Canada,...Read MORE...

News  1883 - All Trains Suspended
C. N. Armstrong, ex-President of the Montreal and Sorel Railway Company, owing to some disagreement ...Read MORE...

1888 - Death of a Prominent Canadian
SOREL, Que., Nov. 24. - Chief Justice Armstrong, chairman of the Labor Commission, while walking on ...Read MORE...

News  1888 - Steamer Frozen
The steamer Pomeranian, bound for Liverpool, which grounded at Sorel, attempted to reach Quebec...Read MORE...

1895 - Likely to be Forbidden Soon
(Special to the Journal)
Sorel, March 11. - Rev. Father Barnard read a mandement from Monseignor...Read MORE...

1899 - The Brunswick Hotel at Sorel, Quebec, was destroyed by fire, the loss being $75,000. The guests and employes had narrow escapes.

The Monroeville Breeze
Monroeville, Indiana
March 16, 1899
1906
Sorel, a city and port of Quebec, capital of the co. of Richelieu, on the right bank of the river...Read MORE...

Sorel
Sorel, Qué, Unincorporated Place. Sorel is the larger of 2 municipalities that merged to form the...Read MORE...


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