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History of Rimouski, Québec, Canada

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Rimouski, Québec, Canada

Rimouski, city, Bas-Saint-Laurent region, eastern Quebec province, Canada. The city lies on a hillside sloping gently toward its deepwater port (sheltered by the Ile Saint-Barnabé) on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River estuary. The land was granted to Augustin Rouer de la Cardonnière in 1688. Germain Lepage was the first settler (1696), and Recollet missionaries and Jesuits followed in 1701. The name was probably derived from a Micmac Indian word meaning "land of the moose." About half the city was destroyed by fire in 1950, but it has since been rebuilt.

Rimouski’s diversified economy includes food processing and the manufacture of lumber, pulpwood, mattresses, carpeting, leather, and footwear. It is also a transportation and service centre for the lower St. Lawrence and Gaspésie areas. Educational institutions include a branch of the University of Quebec and a marine institute. Rimouski is the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop. Inc. town, 1869; city, 1963.

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  • 1688 - Seigniory (Rimouski) Granted, April 24, 1688, to Sieur de la Cordoniere


  • 1701 - Parish of St-Germain-de-Rimouski is established at Rimouski

    Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal

  • 1829 - Cathédrale Saint-Germain established in Rimouski

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1832 - RIMOUSKI,
    seigniory, in the co. of Rimouski, is bounded N.E. by St. Barnabe, S.W. by Bic; in the rear by waste lands; in front by the St. Lawrence. - 2 leagues ...Read MORE...


  • 1873
    RIMOUSKI, a county of Quebec, comprises an area of 3,156 280 acres. The St. Lawrence forms its N. boundary. Its capital is Rimouski. Pop. 27,418....Read MORE...


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    Église de Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur
    160, Montee des Saules, Rimouski, QUÉBEC G5L 7A5
    Established 1876
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 1881 - Église de Sainte-Blandine established in Rimouski

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1890 - CLERICAL INTERFERENCE.
    Complaints to be Made to Rome About the Conduct of Mgr. Lafleche.

    QUEBEC, July 5. - LeCanadian says complaints are to be made to Rome against Mgr. ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Rimouski
    RIMOUSKI, a county of Quebec, comprises an area of 3,156,280 acres. The St. Lawrence forms its north boundary. Its capital is Rimouski. Pop. in 1891...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Rimouski
    Rimouski, a town and watering-place of Quebec, capital of Rimouski county, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence and on the Intercolonial Railway, 543...Read MORE...


  • Rimouski, Québec, Canada
    Scierie Price Bros., Rimouski, P.Q.
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Rimouski, a banking post-town, port of entry, and watering-place of Quebec, in Rimouski co., on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence and on the...Read MORE...


  • Rimouski, Québec, Canada
    La Pharmacie "Les Bains" J. Gauvreau, M.D. Prop.
    Rimouski, P.Q.
    Postcard
  • Rimouski, Québec, Canada
    Monastere Des Usulines Rimouski, P.Q.
    Postcard
  • 1950 - The "Red Night"
    On May 6, 1950 Rimouski suffered a severe fire in which 319 houses burned to the ground. This event is known as La nuit rouge (French for Red Night). ...Read MORE...


  • Rimouski
    Rimouski, Qué, City, pop 31 305 (2001c), 31 773 (1996c), 30 873 (1991c), 29 672 (1986c), area 76.18 km2, inc 1869, is located on the S shore of the...Read MORE...




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Église de Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur
160, Montee des Saules, Rimouski, QUÉBEC G5L 7A5
Established 1876
Source: Google maps
Photograph

Rimouski, Québec, Canada
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Scierie Price Bros., Rimouski, P.Q.
Postcard

Rimouski, Québec, Canada
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La Pharmacie "Les Bains" J. Gauvreau, M.D. Prop.
Rimouski, P.Q.
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Rimouski, Québec, Canada
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Monastere Des Usulines Rimouski, P.Q.
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  • 1688 - Seigniory (Rimouski) Granted, April 24, 1688, to Sieur de la Cordoniere
  • 1701 - Parish of St-Germain-de-Rimouski is established at Rimouski

    Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
  • 1829 - Cathédrale Saint-Germain established in Rimouski

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1832 - RIMOUSKI,
    seigniory, in the co. of Rimouski, is bounded N.E. by St. Barnabe, S.W. by Bic; in the rear by waste lands; in front by the St. Lawrence. - 2 leagues ... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    RIMOUSKI, a county of Quebec, comprises an area of 3,156 280 acres. The St. Lawrence forms its N. boundary. Its capital is Rimouski. Pop. 27,418.... Read MORE...

  • 1881 - Église de Sainte-Blandine established in Rimouski

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1890 - CLERICAL INTERFERENCE.
    Complaints to be Made to Rome About the Conduct of Mgr. Lafleche.

    QUEBEC, July 5. - LeCanadian says complaints are to be made to Rome against Mgr. ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Rimouski
    RIMOUSKI, a county of Quebec, comprises an area of 3,156,280 acres. The St. Lawrence forms its north boundary. Its capital is Rimouski. Pop. in 1891... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Rimouski
    Rimouski, a town and watering-place of Quebec, capital of Rimouski county, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence and on the Intercolonial Railway, 543... Read MORE...

  • Rimouski Début du siècle


    Rimouski Début du siècle (www.youtube.com)
  • 1906
    Rimouski, a banking post-town, port of entry, and watering-place of Quebec, in Rimouski co., on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence and on the... Read MORE...

  • 1950 - The "Red Night"
    On May 6, 1950 Rimouski suffered a severe fire in which 319 houses burned to the ground. This event is known as La nuit rouge (French for Red Night). ... Read MORE...

  • Rimouski
    Rimouski, Qué, City, pop 31 305 (2001c), 31 773 (1996c), 30 873 (1991c), 29 672 (1986c), area 76.18 km2, inc 1869, is located on the S shore of the... Read MORE...

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