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History of Gaspé, Québec, Canada

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(Saint-Albert-de-Gaspe)

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Gaspé claims the title of "Cradle of French America", because on June 24, 1534, explorer Jacques Cartier halted in the bay after losing an anchor during a storm and claimed possession of the area by planting a wooden cross with the king's coat of arms and the sentence Vive le Roi de France (meaning "Long live the King of France"). Cartier met there an indigenous tribe that referred to the territory as Honguedo, probably a Mi'kmaq word meaning "meeting place".

Following the Treaty of Paris in 1763, British officers and soldiers acquired free land in Gaspé. And in 1784, they were joined by many Loyalist settlers. From then on, Gaspé became an important commercial fishing centre, especially of cod. In 1804, its post office opened.

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  • Gaspé is where Jacques Cartier took possession of New France (now part of Canada) in the name of François I of France on July 24, 1534.

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  • 1738 - Seigniory Gaspé, granted, Mar. 25, 1738, to Dame Angelique Legardeur, widow of Auberr de Gaspé


  • 1832 - GASPE,
    seigniory, in the co. of Lotbiniere, in the rear of the S. of Tilly, is bounded N.E. by Lauzon; N.W. by Desplaines and St. Giles. - 1 1/ 2 l. in...Read MORE...


  • 1873
    GASPÉ, a district of Quebec, comprising the counties of Gaspe and Bonaventure, is surrounded from Cap Chat to Cap des Rosiers by the waters of the...Read MORE...


  • 1875 - Cathédrale du Christ-Roi established at Gaspé

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1895 - Gaspe / Gaspe Basin
    Gaspé, or Gaspé Basin, a post-town and port of entry in Gaspé co., Quebec, on the S. side of the entrance to Gaspé Bay, 450 miles (by sea) from...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Gaspe
    GASPE, a maritime county of Quebec, occupying the east portion of the Gaspé Peninsula, has an area of 2,909,940 acres. Chief town, Percé. Pop....Read MORE...


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    Croix de Jacques Cartier
    Gaspe, P. Que.
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    Gaspe Basin, Que.
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  • 1916
    Gaspe, or Gaspe Basin, a post-village and port of entry of Gaspe co., Quebec, on the 8. side of the entrance to Gaspe Bay, 450 miles (by sea) from...Read MORE...


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    Gaspe Harbor, Quebec
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    Aeroplane at Gaspe, P. Que. (1927)
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  • Gaspe
    Gaspé, Qué, City, pop 14 819 (2006c), 14 932 (2001c), inc 1971. Gaspé is located on the bay bearing the same name. The name extends to an entire...Read MORE...




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  • Gaspé is where Jacques Cartier took possession of New France (now part of Canada) in the name of François I of France on July 24, 1534.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1738 - Seigniory Gaspé, granted, Mar. 25, 1738, to Dame Angelique Legardeur, widow of Auberr de Gaspé
  • 1832 - GASPE,
    seigniory, in the co. of Lotbiniere, in the rear of the S. of Tilly, is bounded N.E. by Lauzon; N.W. by Desplaines and St. Giles. - 1 1/ 2 l. in... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    GASPÉ, a district of Quebec, comprising the counties of Gaspe and Bonaventure, is surrounded from Cap Chat to Cap des Rosiers by the waters of the... Read MORE...

  • 1875 - Cathédrale du Christ-Roi established at Gaspé

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1895 - Gaspe
    GASPE, a maritime county of Quebec, occupying the east portion of the Gaspé Peninsula, has an area of 2,909,940 acres. Chief town, Percé. Pop.... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Gaspe / Gaspe Basin
    Gaspé, or Gaspé Basin, a post-town and port of entry in Gaspé co., Quebec, on the S. side of the entrance to Gaspé Bay, 450 miles (by sea) from... Read MORE...

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  • 1916
    Gaspe, or Gaspe Basin, a post-village and port of entry of Gaspe co., Quebec, on the 8. side of the entrance to Gaspe Bay, 450 miles (by sea) from... Read MORE...

  • Gaspe
    Gaspé, Qué, City, pop 14 819 (2006c), 14 932 (2001c), inc 1971. Gaspé is located on the bay bearing the same name. The name extends to an entire... Read MORE...

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