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History of Victoriaville, Québec, Canada

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Victoriaville is a town in central Quebec, Canada, on the Nicolet River.

The Victoriaville area was known to the native Abenaki peoples as Arthabaska or Awabaska, meaning "place of bulrushes and reeds". The area was first claimed in 1802 by a fur trader named John Gregory; the first settlers began arriving several decades later, beginning around 1825. Early colonists from the banks of the Saint Lawrence River arrived slowly, blazing trails as they went; the first provincial road would be built in 1844. The parish of Saint-Christophe d'Arthabaska was established in 1851, an event that many see as marking the town's true foundation. In 1854 a train station was erected to serve the Grand Trunk Railway line from Richmond to Lévis, uniting the region with Montreal and Quebec City. The municipality of Victoriaville itself was created on May 8, 1861, named to honour Queen Victoria, the reigning monarch at the time. Victoriaville became a full-fledged town in 1890, having reached a population of 1,000.

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  • 1895 - Victoriaville / Arthabaska Station
    Victoriaville, Quebec. See ARTHABASKA STATION.

    Arthabas'ka Station, or Victo'riaville, a post village in Arthabaska co., Quebec, on the Grand...Read MORE...




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  • 1895 - Victoriaville / Arthabaska Station
    Victoriaville, Quebec. See ARTHABASKA STATION.

    Arthabas'ka Station, or Victo'riaville, a post village in Arthabaska co., Quebec, on the Grand... Read MORE...

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