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(Saint-Félix-du-Cap-Rouge)

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First set up as a municipality in 1872, Cap-Rouge takes its name from the red shale that makes up the surrounding cliffs and the cape that juts out into the St Lawrence. The old village centre was first settled by Jacques CARTIER from 1541 to 1543.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ en/ article/ cap-rouge/

"Cap Rouge, kāp roozh, a post-village in Quebec co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 9 miles above Quebec. It has a pottery, several stores and hotels, and a large trade in lumber. Pop. 800."

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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Old View of Cap Rouge

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by George Moore Fairchild
January 1, 1908

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SAINT-FELIX DE CAP-ROUGE CHURCH
Completed in 1859, the new church-chapel was served by a priest-chaplain until the village was officially made a parish in 1862 with the name of Saint-Félix-du-Cap-Rouge.
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Grand Trunk Pacific Bridge, Cap Rouge, Que.

Cap-Rouge, Québec, Canada (Saint-Félix-du-Cap-Rouge)
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Eglise de Saint Felix
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History and News of Cap-Rouge, Québec, Canada

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  • 1541 - August 23, 1541 - Jacques Cartier arrives at Cap Rouge
    On his third voyage to Canada; starts to build fort at Charlesbourg-Royale 16 km upstream from his old fort at Québec; First official French... Read MORE...

  • 1542 - September, 1542 - Michel Gaillon hanged for theft at Cap Rouge; one of Roberval's companions; First European capital punishment in Canada
    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ September_(Day_Unknown)
  • News  1822 - Woman Thief
    Many robberies have lately been committed in the Parishes of St. Foy and Cap Rouge, in Canada, and one or two buildings have been burnt. These... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    CAP ROUGE, a post village in Quebec co., Que., on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 9 miles above Quebec. It contains a telegraph office, an... Read MORE...

  • News  1885 - Blowing Up an Ice Bridge
    Quebec, Ont., May 4. - The attempt to blow up the Cap Rouge ice bridge with 300 pounds of powder was unsuccessful. Another attempt will be made to... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - Ice Bridge Gives Way
    The Cap Rouge ice bridge, near Montreal, gave way yesterday morning, and the last barrier to navigation on the St. Lawrence river was removed. Springfield Republican
    Springfield, Massachusetts
    April 28, 1896
  • 1912 - August 11, 1912 - Rainstorm lasting 108 hours drenches Cap-Rouge with 216 mm; Québec City gets 196 mm of rain.
    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ August_11
  • 1916
    Cap Rouge, a post-village of Quebec co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 9 miles above Quebec. Pop. about 400. Lippincott's 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
  • Cap-Rouge
    Cap-Rouge, Qué, City, pop 13 700 (2001c), 14 163 (1996c), 14 105 (1991c), area 6.81 km2, inc 1983, is located on the North Shore of the St Lawrence... Read MORE...

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