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History of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Saint John, NB, incorporated as a city in 1785, population 67,575 (2016 census), 70,063 (2011 census). The City of Saint John, the second largest city in New Brunswick, is located at the mouth of the Saint John River on the Bay of Fundy.

Samuel de Champlain arrived at Saint John Harbour, at the mouth of the St. John River, on 24 June 1604 — the feast of St. John the Baptist. Champlain changed the name of the river, known to the Wolastoqiyik as Wolastoq, to St. John. However, the first permanent colonial settlement wasn’t attempted until 1631, when Charles de la Tour constructed Fort La Tour at the site of present-day Saint John.

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  • 1631 - Saint John founded
    Oldest incorporated city in Canada.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
    www.freeusandworldmaps.com
    Map
  • 1755 - June 17 - Robert Monckton takes Fort Gaspereau without firing a shot; French abandon garrison at mouth of Saint John River; last French forts in Acadia gone

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_17

  • 1762: Establishment of the first British community at St. John.

    familysearch.org

  • 1815 - 500 former slaves from the United States arrive at Saint John and settle in Loch Lomond.

    new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html

  • 1816 - First river steamboat launched at Saint John

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nbztimeln.htm

  • 1826 - Saint John creates the first paid police force in Canada.

    new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html

  • Saint John, New Brunswick, had major fires in 1837 and 1839.

    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca

  • Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
    The Tower. St. John, N.B. ca. 1840
    Library and Archives Canada
    www.collectionscanada.gc.ca
    Artwork
  • 1855 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception established at Saint John

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
    Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, est. 1855
    91 Waterloo St., Saint John, NEW BRUNSWICK E2L 3P9
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 1867 - July 1 - European and North American Railway opens from Saint John to Shediac, New Brunswick; becomes part of the Intercolonial Railway on July 1, 1867

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_1

  • 1870 - Canada's first YWCA is opened in Saint John.

    new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html

  • 1873
    ST. JOHN, a city and seaport of New Brunswick, the commercial metropolis of the province, and capital of the co. of St. John, is picturesquely...Read MORE...


  • News 1877 - THE ST. JOHN DISASTER. CITY IMPROVEMENTS UNDER CONSIDERATION - WIDER STREETS AND FIRE-PROOF BUILDINGS - RELIEF FOR THE DESTITUTE.
    Special Dispatch to the New-York Times.

    ST. JOHN, N. B., June 28. - Business is now proceeding as usual, and there is little to record except the...Read MORE...


  • News 1878 - A Little Traveler
    The passengers by the through Intercolonial train from St. John, N.B. to Montreal, which arrived at Bonaventure Station this morning, was very much...Read MORE...


  • 1888 - Merchants in Canada were preparing on the 17th for the enforcement of the retaliation measures by ordering winter shipments via St. John and Halifax.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 22, 1888

  • 1888 - On the 24th Joseph Barberie, George Edward and Laurance McHugh were drowned near St. John, N.B., by the upsetting of a boat.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 29, 1888

  • 1895 - Saint John
    Saint John, a city and seaport of New Brunswick, commercial metropolis of the province, and capital." co. of St. John, is picturesquely situated at...Read MORE...


  • Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
    Custom House
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Saint John, a city and seaport of New Brunswick, the commercial metropolis of the province, and the capital of the co. of St. John, is picturesquely...Read MORE...


  • New Brunswick musicians made history in May of 1907 at the Nickel Theatre in Saint John. They were the first to accompany silent moving pictures in North America.

    new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html

  • Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
    Rockwood Park, St. John, N. B.
    Postcard
  • Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
    High Tide, Market Slip, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
    Postcard
  • Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
    King Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
    Postcard
  • Saint John
    Saint John, NB, incorporated as a city in 1785, population 67 575 (2016c),70 063 (2011c), 68 043 (2006c). The City of Saint John, the second largest...Read MORE...




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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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www.freeusandworldmaps.com
Map



Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Pinterest
The Tower. St. John, N.B. ca. 1840
Library and Archives Canada
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca
Artwork

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Pinterest
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, est. 1855
91 Waterloo St., Saint John, NEW BRUNSWICK E2L 3P9
Source: Google maps
Photograph

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Pinterest
Custom House
Postcard

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Pinterest
Rockwood Park, St. John, N. B.
Postcard

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Pinterest
High Tide, Market Slip, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Postcard

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Pinterest
King Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Postcard
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  • 1631 - Saint John founded
    Oldest incorporated city in Canada.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1755 - June 17 - Robert Monckton takes Fort Gaspereau without firing a shot; French abandon garrison at mouth of Saint John River; last French forts in Acadia gone

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_17
  • 1762: Establishment of the first British community at St. John.

    familysearch.org
  • 1815 - 500 former slaves from the United States arrive at Saint John and settle in Loch Lomond.

    new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html
  • 1816 - First river steamboat launched at Saint John

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nbztimeln.htm
  • 1826 - Saint John creates the first paid police force in Canada.

    new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html
  • Saint John, New Brunswick, had major fires in 1837 and 1839.

    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca
  • 1855 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception established at Saint John

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1867 - July 1 - European and North American Railway opens from Saint John to Shediac, New Brunswick; becomes part of the Intercolonial Railway on July 1, 1867

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_1
  • 1870 - Canada's first YWCA is opened in Saint John.

    new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html
  • 1873
    ST. JOHN, a city and seaport of New Brunswick, the commercial metropolis of the province, and capital of the co. of St. John, is picturesquely... Read MORE...

  • News  1877 - THE ST. JOHN DISASTER. CITY IMPROVEMENTS UNDER CONSIDERATION - WIDER STREETS AND FIRE-PROOF BUILDINGS - RELIEF FOR THE DESTITUTE.
    Special Dispatch to the New-York Times.

    ST. JOHN, N. B., June 28. - Business is now proceeding as usual, and there is little to record except the... Read MORE...

  • News  1878 - A Little Traveler
    The passengers by the through Intercolonial train from St. John, N.B. to Montreal, which arrived at Bonaventure Station this morning, was very much... Read MORE...

  • 1888 - On the 24th Joseph Barberie, George Edward and Laurance McHugh were drowned near St. John, N.B., by the upsetting of a boat.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 29, 1888
  • 1888 - Merchants in Canada were preparing on the 17th for the enforcement of the retaliation measures by ordering winter shipments via St. John and Halifax.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 22, 1888
  • 1895 - Saint John
    Saint John, a city and seaport of New Brunswick, commercial metropolis of the province, and capital." co. of St. John, is picturesquely situated at... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Saint John, a city and seaport of New Brunswick, the commercial metropolis of the province, and the capital of the co. of St. John, is picturesquely... Read MORE...

  • New Brunswick musicians made history in May of 1907 at the Nickel Theatre in Saint John. They were the first to accompany silent moving pictures in North America.

    new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html
  • Saint John
    Saint John, NB, incorporated as a city in 1785, population 67 575 (2016c),70 063 (2011c), 68 043 (2006c). The City of Saint John, the second largest... Read MORE...

  • Saint John City Tour Part I
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    NB Tourisim (www.youtube.com)
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