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(Industry Village) (Saint-Charles-Borromée) (Saint-Paul-de-Lavaltrie)

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Joliette, Québec, Canada - C.P.R. Station

The city of Joliette takes its name from its founder, Mr. Barthélemy Joliette. In 1823, he decided to establish a town near the L'Assomption River, named by the Iroquois Outaragavesipi, which meant: the tortuous river. Mr. Joliette was involved in logging and the construction of saw and flour mills.

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1786 - The parish of St-Paul-de-Lavaltrie is established

Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
Joliette was founded about 1824 by Barthélemy Joliette, seigneur de Lavaltrie, who wanted to become involved in the forestry industry.
The lumber mill was one of the first buildings constructed. The town's economy diversified rapidly with the establishment of stone quarries and a foundry.
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1832 - The Village of Industry,
about 3 m. from the church and village of St. Paul, is prettily seated on the right bank of the R. L'Assomption and near a waterfall, many feet in height, the noise of which is heard at a considerable distance. Only a few years ago the site of this v., before the mills were built, was covered with forest: there is now much land in cultivation, and 40 houses have been built, besides two fine mansions inhabited by Messrs. Joliette and Leodle, who are the joint proprietors with their brother-in-law, M. de Lanaudiere, the seignior of Lavaltrie. It is to the spirit of enterprise evinced by these gentlemen that all the improvements in this place must be attributed; the most curious and the most worthy of the traveller's attention is the mill, which was begun by the proprietors June 1, 1823: it is solidly built with stone, three stories high, 120 ft. long and 45 ft. wide; it contains 3 sets of stones for grinding wheat, besides others for grinding barley; also conveniences for carding,... Read MORE...

1843 - Parish of St-Charles-Borromee-de-l'industrie is established

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1850 - Opening of St. Lawrence & Industry Railroad, 19 km from Lanoraie, Québec to village of Industry; third railway completed in Canada.
Mr. Joliette decides to build an Industry Village and to this end, he builds a mansion, the Dalles bridge, the public market, houses for employees, sawmills and factories, the church, the presbytery and the town college. In 1850, Mr. Joliette built the railway that linked the Village de l'Industrie to Lanoraie near the St. Lawrence River.
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1873
JOLIETTE, a county in the W. part of Quebec, bordering on the St. Lawrence, has an area of 1,708,1(33 acres. It is drained by the River L'Assomption and several smaller streams. A railway of 12 miles connects its chief town, Joliette, with a harbor on the St. Lawrence. Pop. 23,075.

JOLIETTE, or INDUSTRY VILLAGE, a flourishing town in Joliette co., Que., on the River L'Assomption, near a waterfall of considerable height, 19 miles from L'Assomption, and on the St. Lawrence and Industry railway, 12 miles from Lanoraie. It contains large grist, saw, carding and fulling mills, an extensive foundry, a tannery, two telegraph and several assurance agencies, a number of stores, a college, convent, hospital and mechanics' institute, and large quarries of limestone. It is the business centre of 30 parishes, and has a market every Saturday which is largely attended. An extensive trade is done in grain and country produce, and in pine and spruce timber. A French weekly newspaper is published... Read MORE...

1892 - Cathédrale Saint-Charles-Borromée built at Joliette

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1895 - Joliette
JOLIETTE, a county in the western part of Quebec, bordering on the St. Lawrence, has an area of 1,708,168 acres. It is drained by the River L'Assomption and several smaller streams. The C. P. R. runs a daily local train from St. Gabriel de Brandon, passing by Joliette, to Lanoraie Junction, where it joins the main line from Quebec to Montreal. The local train runs between St. Gabriel de Brandon to Montreal. Pop. 22,021.
Crossby, Peter Alfred. Lovell's gazetteer of British North America. (John Lovell & Son)., 1895
1895 - Joliette / Industry Village
Joliette, or Industry Village, a town in Joliette co., Quebec, on the river L'Assomption, 19 miles N. of L'Assomption, and on the St. Lawrence & Industry Rail way, 12 miles W.N.W. of Lanoraie. It contains large grist-, saw-, carding-, and fulling-mills, an extensive foundry, a tannery, a number of stores, a college, convent, hospital, and mechanics' institute, and large quarries of limestone. It is the business centre of 30 parishes, and has a market every Saturday. An extensive trade is done in grain and country produce and in timber. A French weekly news paper is published in Joliette. Pop. 3047.
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


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1916
Joliette, or Industry Village, a banking town and outport and capital of Joliette co., Quebec, on the river L'Assomption, 40 miles N. of Montreal, on the Canadian Pacific and the Great Northern (of Canada) Rs. It contains a college and a mechanics' institute, and has large grist-, saw-, carding-, fulling- and paper-mills, extensive foundries, a tannery, etc. An extensive trade is done in grain, country-produce, and timber. Pop. in 1901, 4220.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
Saint-Charles-Borromee
Saint-Charles-Borromée, Qué, Municipality, pop 12 030 (2006c), 10 668 (2001c), inc 1845. Saint-Charles-Borromée lies on the west bank of Rivière L'Assomption, adjacent to the city of JOLIETTE. It is about 70 km north of Montréal. The municipality was named after St Charles Borromée, who founded the Oblates of the Blessed Virgin, the predecessor to the OBLATES OF IMMACULATE MARY.

Saint-Charles-Borromée was at one time an agricultural village but is now almost totally residential. It is a suburb of Montréal and Joliette. There is no industrial zone, so economic activity is almost exclusively commercial. The hospital is the largest employer. Saint-Charles-Borromée is part of the regional county municipality of Joliette and is the second most important municipality in this agglomeration.

The Maison Antoine-Lacombe, an historic monument built of cut stone in 1847, houses a permanent exhibit and hosts other cultural activities throughout the year. A variety of festivals and... Read MORE...

Joliette
Joliette, Qué, City, pop 19 044 (2006c), 17 837 (2001c), inc 1863 and as a city in 1918. Joliette is located 60 km northeast of Montréal on the banks of the Rivière l'Assomption, close to the Laurentians and surrounded by a prosperous agricultural region.
It was founded about 1824 by Barthélemy Joliette, seigneur de Lavaltrie, who wanted to become involved in the forestry industry. The lumber mill was one of the first buildings constructed. The town's economy diversified rapidly with the establishment of stone quarries and a foundry. Joliette himself sought to establish new businesses, including a distillery (1839) and a railway (1848-50).

After his death in 1850, diversification continued, and the town has always since had a varied manufacturing base, ranging from food products to ceramics, textiles, tires, building materials and specialized metal products. As of 1847, a classical college drew students to Joliette from surrounding areas. In 1858 the town became a seat of the... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Joliette:
Joliette Art Museum (Musée d'Art de Joliette): Start your visit with a dose of culture at the Joliette Art Museum. This museum houses an impressive collection of Canadian and international art, including works by renowned artists. The museum itself is a work of art, with its modern architecture and beautiful gardens.

Saint-Charles-Borromée Cathedral: Explore the stunning architecture of the Saint-Charles-Borromée Cathedral, a historic religious site. The intricate details of this neo-gothic church are sure to impress both architecture enthusiasts and those seeking a moment of tranquility.

Parc Louis-Querbes: Take a leisurely stroll in Parc Louis-Querbes, a green oasis in the heart of the city. It's a perfect spot for a picnic, a game of frisbee, or simply enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Moulin de la Visitation: Step back in time at Moulin de la Visitation, an old mill located on the L'Assomption River. This historic site offers guided tours, showcasing the process of... Read MORE...

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