La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
Where is La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis)?
La Prairie is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada at the confluence of the Saint-Jacques River and the Saint Lawrence River in the Regional County Municipality of Rousillon. The town has two secondary schools, l'école secondaire Magdeleine, a public French school and the Collège Jean de la Mennais, a private mixed French school. wikipedia
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Laprairie (La Prairie)
A city on the southeast shore of the St-Lawrence River, opposite Verdun on the Island of Montréal. The earliest reference to Laprairie gave its name as La-Prairie-de-la-Magdeleine, which was both the name of an early catholic mission and the name of the seigniory. The Parish of Laprairie was created in 1845, the Village of Laprairie was incorporated in 1846 and incorporated as a Town in 1909.
An older name for Ste-Philippe-de-LaPrairie. It was the site of the first election poll for the original Huntingdon County, which included everything west of the Richelieu River.
A village located on Rte 217, 4mi (6.4km) south of Laprairie, near the corner with Boul. Monette. (45.355N/ 73.477W)
St-Philippe, Municipalité de
The rural municipality the includes St-Philippe-de-Laprairie and the surrounding area. (45.35N/ 73.46W) It was first created in 1845 as part of the reforms of that time. In 1847, it was abolished but reestablished in 1855. It is now part of the MRC de Roussillon.
Cimetière de St-Philip-de-Laprairie
A catholic cemetery in the village of St-Philippe-de-Laprairie, located at the back of the parish church on Rue Édouard-VII, 0.2mi (0.3km) west of the corner of Rte 217 and Boul Monette. (45.354N/ 73.476W)
Seigniory of Laprairie
Full name was Seigniory de la Prairie-de- la Magdeleine (or Magdelaine). It was located between the Seigniories of Sault St-Louis and Lasalle on the southwest side and Longueuil on the north side. It was first granted in 1647 to the Jesuit Order.
St-Jean-François-Régis was also known as St-Philippe (de Laprairie).www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~qcchatea/ placenames/
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1647 - Seigniory (Laprairie) Granted, 1st April 1647, to the order of Jesuits
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1667 - Église de la Nativité de la Sainte-Vierge established at Laprairie
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1669 - Mission Established
The mission Laprairie de la Province de Quebec near Ville-Marie (Montreal), is established this year, as an Iroquois Mission, by Father Pierre Raffeix (1633-1724), a Jesuit. It was moved around over time and eventually settled at Kalmawake, opposite the Lachine Rapids.
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1813 - November 2 - British Army executes five deserters by firing squad at LaPrairie,
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1832 - LAPRAIRIE DE LA MADELEINE,seigniory, in the co. of Laprairie, is bounded N.E. by Longueuil; S.W. by Sault St. Louis; in the read by the barony of Longueuil; in front by the St. Lawrence - 2 leagues in breadth by 4 in depth. Granted, 1st April 1647, to the order of Jesuits, whose possessions were once so large and valuable...Read MORE...
1832 - Laprairie Post Office opens
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1836 - Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad1836, July 21 - Governor Lord Gosford rides on the First train of the Champlain & St. Lawrence Railway with 300 other guests, pulled by the locomotive Dorchester over wooden rails; the 23 km portage road running from La Prairie opposite Montréal to St-Jean, Québec on the Richelieu River is Canada's ...Read MORE... 1848 - FloodThe spring flood of the St. Lawrence, by blocking up the ice at Boucherville, five miles below Montreal, has flooded the village of La Prairie, on this side of the river, the water being ten feet deep and rising. The damage must be something at Montreal, one would think, but probably there is no...Read MORE... 1873LAPRAIRIE, a county of Quebec, bordering on Hie Diver St. Lawrence, opposite the Island of Montreal. Area 110,606 acres. It is traversed by the Champlain division of the Grand Trunk railway. Capital, Laprairie. Pop. 11,861.
LAPRAIRIE, the chief town of the co. of Laprairie, is situated on the...Read MORE...
1884 - Sick SheepThe Canadian government has ordered that no sheep be allowed to leave the county of La Prairie, in the province of Quebec, because of a disease existing there. The diseased animals are to be slaughtered, the government paying the owners one-third their value.Wisconsin State Journal
August 8, 1884
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1885 - Canadian Towns which are InfectedThe State Board of Health of Maine announces, that besides Montreal and its suburbs, the following named places in the Province of Quebec are affected with small-pox; Batiscan, Oct. 22, 7 families; Bersenels, below Tadousac, Nov 6, 4 families; Cap St. Ignace, Oct. 29, 50 cases, Chambly, Oct 27, 2...Read MORE...
1887 - Black Fox
La Prairie, Quebec, reports the capture of a black fox.
Weekly Times Herald
January 29, 1887
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1895 - LaprairieLAPRAIRIE, the chief town of Laprairie co., Que., on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, and a station on the G. T. R. It contains 2 churches, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic, 8 stores, 3 hotels, 1 saw and 1 carding mill, 1 brick yard, 1 tomato cannery, 1 threshing machine factory, post office...Read MORE...
1897 - Died at 108
Mrs. Charlotte Leclair of Westerly, R. I., died yesterday morning at the age of 108 years and six months. She was born in La Prairie, a small town in Quebec. Five generations of her descendants are living.
October 10, 1897
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1901 - Convent Damaged
Montreal, Jan 23 - Fire damaged the convent of the Sisters of Providence at La Prairie, Quebec, on Saturday night to the extent of $30,000. No lives were lost.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
January 28, 1901
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1901 - Fire
Fire destroyed twenty-nine houses and one convent at LaPrairie, Que., Thursday night; loss, $100,000.
Benton Harbor, Michigan
July 27, 1901
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Saint Philippe, a post-village of Laprairie co., Quebec, 6 miles S. of Laprairie, on the Canadian Pacific R. Pop. 200.
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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Laprairie, the capital of the co. of Laprairie, Quebec, is situated on the S. shore of the river St. Lawrence and on the Grand Trunk R., 7 miles S. of Montreal. It has canning-industries and manufactures of threshing-machines, brick, etc. Pop. in 1901, 1451.
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, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1
Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916
J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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