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Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
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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 French-Canadian, assembled in front of the postoffice under the direction of a priest and after signing patriotic songs, posted a new signboard on the building bearing the words 'bureau de poste.' The curator of the parish delivered a speech in favor of the French language."



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