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Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice)

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Where is Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada? 

Rivière-du-Loup (2006 population 18,586) is a small city on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. The city is the seat for the Rivière-du-Loup Regional County Municipality.

It is a traditional stopping point between Quebec City, the Maritimes and the Gaspé Peninsula. The Trans-Canada Highway turns south here and continues to Edmundston, New Brunswick. There is a ferry which crosses the river to Saint-Siméon, Quebec on the north shore…

The city was named after the nearby river, whose name means Wolf's River in French. This name may have come from a native tribe known as "Les Loups" or from the many seals, known in French as loup-marin (sea wolves), once found at the river's mouth.

Rivière-du-Loup was originally established in 1673 as the seigneurie of Sieur Charles-Aubert de la Chesnaye. The community was incorporated as the village of Fraserville, in honour of early settler Alexandre Fraser, in 1850, and became a city in 1910. The city reverted to its original name, Rivière-du-Loup, in 1919.

The city is known for its spectacular sunsets.Wikipedia



Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice) - A view of the bridge at Rivière-du-Loup, ( Quebec. ) 1785
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1970-188-2142 W.H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana
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Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice)

A view of the bridge at Rivière-du-Loup, ( Quebec. ) 1785
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Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice) - Église de Saint-Patrice
121, rue Lafontaine, Rivière-du-Loup, QUÉBEC
Established 1833
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice)

Église de Saint-Patrice
121, rue Lafontaine, Rivière-du-Loup, QUÉBEC
Established 1833
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice) - Railroad Station
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice)

Railroad Station
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice) - Blais Park - Riviere Du Loup, P. Q.
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice)

Blais Park - Riviere Du Loup, P. Q.
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice) - Les Chutes, Riviere du Loup, Quebec, Canada
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice)

Les Chutes, Riviere du Loup, Quebec, Canada
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice) - Hotel Le Manoir, Riviere du Loup, Quebec.
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice)

Hotel Le Manoir, Riviere du Loup, Quebec.
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice) - La Pointe
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice)

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1673 - Sieur Charles-Aubert de la Chesnaye
Rivière-du-Loup was originally established in 1673 as the seigneurie of Sieur Charles-Aubert de la...Read MORE...

1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: Rivière-du-Loup with 22 inhabitants

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1832 - RIVIERE DU LOUP,
seigniory, in the co of Rimouski, is bounded in front by the St. Lawrence; S.W. by Granville; N.E....Read MORE...

1833 - Église de Saint-Patrice established at Rivière-du-Loup

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1850 - Rivière-du-Loup incorporated as the village of Fraserville
Rivière-du-Loup was incorporated as the village of Fraserville, in honour of early English settler...Read MORE...

1861 - December 3 - Military - Trent Affair
British Secretary of War Sir George Lewis proposes to Lord Palmerston immediately to send “thirty...Read MORE...

News  1869 - The Merchant's Hotel at Riviere de Loup, Canada, was destroyed by fire on the morning of the 22d. Four of the inmates were burned to death and several injured.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 30, 1869
News  1871 - A company has been formed to construct a railway from Fredericton, New Brunswick, to Riviere du Loup, on the St. Lawrence.

Lowell Daily Citizen and News
Lowell, Massachusetts
February 13, 1871
1873
BERTHIER EN BAS. See Fraserville.

BELLECHASSE DE BERTHIER. See Fraserville.

RIVIERE DU LOUP...Read MORE...

News  1875 - September - Twelve inches of snow fell Friday, at Riviere du Loup, P. Q., doing great damage to fruit and shade trees.

St. Albans Daily Messenger
St. Albans, Vermont
September 21, 1875
News  1876 - Shower of Flies
Canada is not to be outdone by Kentucky's meat shower, and hence has had a shower of flies millions ...Read MORE...

1885 - Canadian Towns which are Infected
The State Board of Health of Maine announces, that besides Montreal and its suburbs, the following...Read MORE...

1891 - Fraserville in 1891
... the census of the town of Fraserville contains information on the origins of the railway men,...Read MORE...

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1910 - Fraserville became a city in 1910.

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1919 - The city of Fraserville reverted to its original name, Rivière-du-Loup, in 1919.

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Rivière-du-Loup, Qué, City, pop 18 586 (2006c), 17 772 (2001c), inc 1874 under the name...Read MORE...


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