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Les Éboulements, Québec, Canada - Église de l’Assomption de la Sainte Vierge 280, rue du Village, Les Éboulements, QUÉBEC Established 1827 Source: Google maps

Les Éboulements, Québec, Canada

"Les Éboulements" owes its name to a geological incident that changed the shape of this territory in 1663. A gigantic landslide occurred as a result of an earthquake, causing part of the coast to be swept away into the St.Lawrence River.

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Église de l’Assomption de la Sainte Vierge
280, rue du Village, Les Éboulements, QUÉBEC
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Église de l’Assomption de la Sainte Vierge
280, rue du Village, Les Éboulements, QUÉBEC
Established 1827
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Grandeur Nature, Les Eboulements Charlevois Que. oil painting by Louise Lecor Kirouac
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(Les Eboulements) - "In 1663, a violent earthquake in the region caused a gigantic landslide; it is said that half a small mountain sank into the river. The village of Les Eboulements is named after the event (eboulements means landslide in English)"
Fabulous Quebec, Collective Series, Ulysses Travel Guides Series
Authors Francois Remillard, Benoit Prieur
Publisher Ulysses Travel Guides, 2004
ISBN 2894647166, 9782894647165
Page 59
The seigneury of Les Éboulements was founded in 1710 and its first lord was Pierre Tremblay, who developed the land by granting numerous concessions to settlers arriving from Europe.
The first buildings are erected along the banks of the St. Lawrence. The first Seigneurial Manor was built around 1720.
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1733 - Parish of L'Assomption-de-la-Ste-Vierge-des-Éboulements is established at Les Eboulements

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In 1790, Pierre Tremblay's son, Étienne, had a second manor built at the top of Les Éboulements, near the Rivière du Seigneur. Around the beginning of the 19th century, a flour mill was also built.

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1791 - December 6 - Earthquake
Charlevoix-Kamouraska region, QC. Widely felt. Some damage at Baie-Saint-Paul and Les Éboulements.

catalystforscience.ca/ pdf/10/ ESS/NRCEarthquakes/ Timeline_Earthquakes_list.pdf
In 1810, the Seigneurie des Éboulements was sold to Pierre de Sales Laterrière. The Laterrière family, long associated with the history of the region, will transform and expand the Manor.

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1827 - Église de l’Assomption de la Sainte Vierge is established at Les Éboulements

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1832 - EBOULEMENS, LES,
seigniory, in the co. of Saguenay, fronts the St. Lawrence and lies between the seigniories of Le Gouffre and Murry Bay and is bounded in the rear by waste crown lands. - 3 l. in breadth by 2 in depth. - No record of this grant has been preserved but it appears by an act of fealty and homage performed Apr. 3d, 1723, by Pierre Tremblay, then proprietor, that he produced a concession of this tract made to Pierre Lessard, but the date was not quoted. It is now the property of Marc P. de Sales La Terriere, Esq. M.P.P. - The name of this seigniory indicates convulsions of nature of which we have only some very loose traditions. According to the history of Canada by Charlevoix, some violent shocks of an earthquake were felt in 1663 throughout the whole of Labrador to the Bay of St. Paul. Others say that, before 1663, this part of the country had experienced shocks of earthquake, and they believe that Jacques Cartier, in his first voyage to Canada, sailed up the St. Lawrence from the north... Read MORE...

It was in 1855, after the abolition of the seigniorial regime in Quebec, that Les Éboulements obtained the status of municipality
(the village was first established under the name of l'Assomption-de-la-Sainte-Vierge and it is in 1859 that it receives its current name). Thus, the village of Les Éboulements is one of the oldest civilly constituted municipalities in Charlevoix.
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In 1859, the village already had more than 200 homes and the locality developed along the current route 362 around the church and the shops.
At the time, the economic activity of the residents was based on maritime construction, agriculture and forestry.
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1870 - The Canada papers continue to report damages by the recent earthquake.
At Baie St. Paul seventeen houses were much damaged. At Les Eboulements the church and ten houses were injured and two children killed.
Kansas Weekly Commonwealth
Topeka, Kansas
November 10, 1870
1873
LES EBOULEMENTS, a post village, seigniory and river port in Charlevoix co., Que., on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, 69 miles below Quebec. It contains 6 stores. Pop. 2,400.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1879 - Small-pox is reported to have broken out at Baie St. Paul and Eboulements, in Charlevoix County, where frightful ravages were caused by it some years back.

Chicago Daily Tribune
Chicago, Illinois
January 26, 1879
1884 - ...The steamer Union had a very narrow escape from wrecking while lying at the wharf at Les Eboulements.
The passengers were all landed at the commencement of the gale. The cargo was damaged by the rolling and shipping of seas...
Decatur Review
Decatur, Illinois
November 8, 1884
1890 - MURDERER AND SUICIDE. Abel Bergerson Poisons His Two Children and Himself.
New has been received of the suicide at Spragueville, N.Y., of Abel Bergerson, who first poisoned his two young children with rat poison and then took the stuff himself.

Bergerson belonged to Eboulements, in the Province of Quebec, Canada and was accompanied to the United States by a French Canadian girl known in Eboulements as Lucie. It was her desertion that apparently induced the commission of the crime, for he left a letter, in which he said:

"I have nothing now to live for. My blonde Lucie is dead to me forever. I am satisfied to end my days, for nobody can have more trouble than I have."
The North Carolinian
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
May 21, 1890
1895 - Les Eboulemens
Les Eboulemens, laz Abool"möNa', a post-village and river-port in Charlevoix co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 69 miles below Quebec. It is at the foot of Mount Eboulemens, 2547 feet high.
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
1907 - Where the Horse Is Considered.
From the Travel Magazine.
The Canadian country on the north shore of the St. Lawrence is very hilly indeed in some places. The country "gets a move on" occasionally, if the people do not. We can readily believe it to be an earthquake region, so jumbled up did the hills appear. We were told that the first church of Les Eboulements, our well-named village, slid into the St. Lawrence, and that is why the second was built on the top of a mountain a couple of miles back from the shore. Our farm house was one of those on the plateau about half way up between the wharf and the village. We took a buckboard to the latter the day after we arrived at the former, but no more driving for us in that direction. What is the use when at every hill -- and you can go in no direction without encountering specimens steep as the side of a house -- the driver gets off the vehicle himself and politely requests his passengers to do the same. If you do not instantly comply, the horse turns around and gives... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Les Éboulements:
La Route des Saveurs: Start your culinary journey by exploring La Route des Saveurs, a network of local producers and artisans. You can visit farms, cheese makers, wineries, and bakeries to taste the finest products of the region. Don't miss trying the famous Charlevoix cheese.

Domaine Forget: This renowned music and dance academy is nestled in a stunning natural setting. Check their schedule for concerts and events, or simply stroll around the beautiful grounds and admire the sculptures and art installations.

St. Joseph's Church: Visit the historic St. Joseph's Church, a beautiful stone church with a picturesque setting overlooking the St. Lawrence River. The architecture is stunning, and the church's interior is equally impressive.

Le Fleuve, Les Montagnes et Les Éboulements Trail: This hiking trail offers breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding mountains. It's a great spot for nature lovers and photographers. Be sure to bring your camera to capture ... Read MORE...

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