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Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Qué, is located about 50 km northeast of MONTRÉAL on the North Shore of the St Lawrence River. The city is located on some of Québec's richest farmland, 90% of which is reserved for agricultural use. Dairy, beef, poultry and sheep farming, large-scale cultivation of corn, oats and barley, and market gardening are the main agricultural pursuits. Since the late 1950s, the cultivation of strawberries has also become important. A member of the regional county municipality of Thérèse-de-Blainville, it is the site of the Archambault Federal Penitentiary...
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1787 - Église de Sainte-Anne established at Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines
Formerly, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines was part of the seigneury of Terrebonne, colonized since the 1730s. The first settlers cleared the land along the Mascouche River and, in 1787, the parish of Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines is canonically constituted.
1832 - The Parish of Ste. Anne Desplaines, or Ste. Anne de Mascouche,
covers a part of this S. (Mille Isles) and fronts the N. side of the R. Mascouche. The cure emphatically says, in his report to the special committee of the House of Assembly - "Four seigniors divide among them my desert." The non-conceded lands, fit for cultivation, are not of a greater extent than is required by the population of the parish; and the parishioners were surprised to see, in 1830, from 60 to 80 Scotch families who came to settle on the unconceded lands of this parish. There is no road across these unconceded lands, and it will be impossible to make one in some places on account of the high mountains; these lands have not been surveyed. No farms were conceded previously to 1759. By far the greater part of the youths in this parish are desirous of making new settlements in the neighbouring seigniories, whre there still remain lands to be conceded although most of them are of inferior quality.
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STE. ANNE DES PLAINES, a post village and parish in Terrebonne co., Que., 28 miles N. of Montreal. The village contains 3 stores. Pop. 400; of parish 1,821.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1877 - Arrival of the railway
As is often the case for small Quebec municipalities, it was the arrival of the railway in 1877 that marked a new stage in the development of the city. From now on, farmers from Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines can sell their products in Montreal. This line served the city until 1963 from Bruchési station, located on rue Saint-Joseph.
The convent of the Sisters of Sainte-Anne was erected in 1883. It now houses the town hall of Sainte-Anne.
The telephone arrived in the municipality in 1889 and an aqueduct service was installed a few years later.
At the time, these pipes were made of wood, and the water came to the village from the sources of the Trait-Carré.
1895 - Sainte Anne des Plaines
Sainte Anne des Plaines, dA plan, a post-village in Te'rebonne co, Quebec, 28 miles N. of Montreal.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Sainte Anne des Plaines, a post-village of Terrebonne co., Quebec, 28 miles N. of Montreal. Pop. 375.
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
In 1925, Shawinigan Water and Power installed the first power lines.
The locality will be fully supplied with electricity in 1940.
In 1961, the federal government of Canada opened a federal detention center in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, the Archambault Institute.
Some remember the tragedy of 1982, when a hundred inmates organized a mass escape attempt that resulted in the murder of three guards and the suicide of two inmates.
Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Qué, City, pop 14,535 (2011c), 13,001 (2006c), area 92.79 km2, inc 1987, is located about 50 km northeast of Montréal on the North Shore of the St Lawrence River. The city is located on some of Québec's richest farmland, 90% of which is reserved for agricultural use. Dairy, beef, poultry and sheep farming, large-scale cultivation of corn, oats and barley, and market gardening are the main agricultural pursuits. Since the late 1950s, the cultivation of strawberries has also become important. A member of the regional county municipality of Thérèse-de-Blainville, it is the site of the Archambault Federal Penitentiary.
The serene country atmosphere that surrounds Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines is complemented by the rich architectural heritage that is to be found in the city centre. The city hall, located in the old convent, dates back to 1882, the presbytery to 1887, and the house, barn and stable of the Chaumont Priests (recognized as a provincial historic site) to... Read MORE...
It was in 1987 that Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines obtained city status.
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec, CanadaWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines.
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Madeleine FAVREAU (20 May 1709, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) - 19 June 1800, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec, Canada)
Charles LABELLE (23 October 1712, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-des-Prairies)* - 2 May 1803, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec, Canada)
Marie-Thérèse BOUTILLET (BOUTHILLET) (6 June 1713, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada - 29 January 1792, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec, Canada)
Louis HUOT (13 October 1715, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada - 24 March 1792, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec, Canada)
Joseph-Simon LECOMPTE (31 August 1715, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul) - 28 July 1793, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec, Canada)
Marie-Anne MENARD (28 July 1716, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) - 29 October 1793, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec, Canada)
Madeleine CHARRON dite DUCHARME (19 November 1716, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier) - 21 November 1789, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec, Canada)
Jean-Baptiste LAUZON (23 July 1716, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-des-Prairies)* - 20 March 1805, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec, Canada)
Marie-Renee MENARD (14 March 1719, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) - 6 April 1793, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec, Canada)
Ancestors Who Were Married in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec, CanadaWe currently have information about ancestors who were married in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines.
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Louis FORGET (22 February 1755 - 23 January 1831) and Marie-Josephte ROY (10 November 1770 - 7 April 1814) married 9 February 1790
Jean-Baptiste FORGET (16 June 1768 - 29 April 1843) and Marie-Josephte PAYET (20 November 1771 - 13 September 1805) married 18 May 1790
Jean-Baptiste GUENETTE (24 July 1761 - 5 October 1831) and Marie-Geneviève RENAUD (27 August 1760 - 22 November 1834) married 30 September 1793
Joseph-Marie HOGUE (14 August 1740 - 12 December 1812) and Agathe PINEAU (PINEAULT) (4 August 1772 - 27 September 1817) married 1 July 1794
Louis-Joseph ARCHAMBAULT (25 February 1771 - 27 August 1834) and Judith COURSOL (26 August 1767 - 24 March 1818) married 18 February 1794
Joseph GUENETTE (29 June 1778 - ) and Marie-Josephte THERRIEN (8 July 1780 - 15 December 1820) married 26 November 1798
Jean-Baptiste PELLETIER dit BELLEFLEUR (19 August 1779 - ) and Genevieve POITEVIN (15 October 1778 - 7 November 1811) married 27 January 1800
Louis-Marie ARCHAMBAULT (30 January 1773 - 9 April 1855) and Cécile COLE (1780 - ) married 22 November 1802
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