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La Pocatière, Québec, Canada - Cathédrale Sainte-Anne 203, 4e avenue Painchaud, La Pocatière, QUÉBEC G0R 1Z0 Parish established in 1678 Source: Google maps

La Pocatière, Québec

Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière has had several names during its existence. Indeed, it was known in the past under the name of La Combe, Sainte-Anne-du-Sud and Sainte-Anne-de-la-Grande-Anse.
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La Pocatière is one kilometre inland on the south bank of the St Lawrence River, some 70 km west of Rivière-du-Loup.

In 1672, François Pollet de La Combe-Pocatière received the seigneurie de la Grande-Anse as a gift from his father-in-law, Nicholas Juchereau de Saint-Denys. This territory became the parish of Ste-Anne-de-La-Pocatière, and later, the city of La Pocatière.

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1672 - François Pollet de La Combe-Pocatière
In 1672, François Pollet de La Combe-Pocatière received the seigneurie de la Grande-Anse as a gift from his father-in-law, Nicholas Juchereau de Saint-Denys. This territory became the parish of Ste-Anne-de-La-Pocatière, and later, the city of La Pocatière.
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1678 - Cathédrale Sainte-Anne established at La Pocatière
n 1678, Monsignor de Laval erected a parish under the name of La Combe on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, in the Kamouraska region. This soon took on the name of Grande-Anse, sometimes Sainte-Anne-de-la-Grande-Anse, which it kept until 1721. This name emphasizing that the river forms a cove about 14 km from the Pointe Saint-Roch at the tip of the Ouelle River, the Amerindians referred to a natural entity as Kamitsitsit or Kannissigit, “place” where there are many beavers, and the Francophones as La Grande Anse. In addition to the name of La Combe, the places were also designated under that of Sainte-Anne-du-Sud, in order to designate them from Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, called Sainte-Anne-du-Nrd for a short period, on the northern north shore of the St. Lawrence.
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1826 - 26th Child!
Quebec, March 25.
We understand that the wife of one Andre Ouellet dit Rochette, of the parish of Ste. Anne, (la Pocatiere) is on the point of giving her husband a twenty-sixth child; but the parish priest, always read to take his Dixme, claims, him, by right, as his own, and wishes to have him brought up under his paternal care. It is well known that the 26th of all farm produce is due to the Church. [Mercury]
Berks and Schuylkill Journal
Pennsylvania
April 8, 1826
1832 - STE. ANNE DE LA GRANDE ANSE or LA POCADIERE,
seigniory, in the co. of Kamouraska, is bounded N.E. by the S. of Riviere Ouelle; S.W. by St. Roch des Aulnais; in the rear by Ixworth; in front by the St. Lawrence. - This seigniory is one of the least in extent and wealth on the south side of the St. Lawrence. It is about 1 1/ 2 league in breadth, and 1 1/ 2 league in depth. It was granted, Oct. 29, 1672, to Demoiselle Lacombe, and is now the property of Monsr. Schmidt. It is divided into 3 ranges of concessions, and all the lands susceptible of cultivation are conceded... The soil is very fertile and produces grain of all sorts; most of the concessions are under a good system of agricultural management, and thickly inhabited: the land approaching the mountains is of good quality, but none of it is under tillage. Among a variety of fine timber, abundance of capital red pine is produced, also white pine, maple, black birch, epinette, and sapin. - This S. is watered by the rivers Ste. Anne and St. Jean, and by several minor streams.... Read MORE...

1840 - A Canadian Heroine Dead
At Lotbinere, on 27th of July, at the age of 100 years and several months, Charlotte Oullet, of the parish of St Anne de la Pocatiere. This lady was one of a member of other young girls of St Ann, who put on men's apparel and shouldered the musket to drive out a detachment of English regulars who were amusing themselves by setting fir to the barns and dwellings of the inhabitants of St Anne during the siege of Quebec in 1759.
New Hampshire Sentinel
New Hampshire
September 9, 1840
1859 - First Agricultural School in North America
In 1859, La Pocatière opened the first agricultural school in North America. It has continued in this tradition with L'Institut de technologie agricole.

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1866 - Bad Check
The Journal de Quebec states that a poor farmer of St. Anne de la Pocatiere, who had heard that a relative of this father in Europe had died, leaving a large fortune, and who had sent papers to claim his share of the inheritance, received the other day from Frankfort a draft on the British North American Bank for $109,500 as a first installment. Elated with joy, he had promised to pay off the debt of the Parish Church and to build a convent at his own expense. He came to Quebec with the Notary of the Parish, and in company with many friends, to draw the money from the bank, when the draft was discovered to have no value.
Macon Telegraph
Macon, Georgia
August 18, 1866
1873
STE. ANNE DE LA POCATIERE, a post village and parish of Quebec, co. of Kamouraska, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the G. T. R., 86 miles below Quebec. The village is most beautifully situated, and contains, besides a church and several hotels, a college, one of the most extensive in the province, usually attended by about 209 students, 11 stores, a printing office, and a telegraph office. Pop. of parish 3,134.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1882 - Yellow Fever
Yellow fever has broken out at St. Anne de la Pocatiere and St. Pacome. It spread from bodies of persons who died in the United States, and were taken home for interment.
St. Albans Daily Messenger
St. Albans, Vermont
November 27, 1882
1895 - Sainte Anne de la Pocatière
Sainte Anne de la Pocatière, a post-village of Quebec, co. of Kamouraska, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the Grand Trunk railway, 86 miles below Quebec. It contains, besides a church and several hotels, a college, one of the most extensive in the province, usually attended by about 200 students. Pop. of parish, 3134.
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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1906
Saint Anne de la Pocatiere, a post-village of Kamouraska co., Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence and on the Intercolonial R., 86 miles below Quebec. It has milling-industries. Pop. about 600.
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 ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1916 - Entire Village on Fire
Quebec, August 2. - Dispatches say that the entire village of St. Anne De La Pocatiere is burning. Quebec and other cities sent aid to the scene of the conflagration. The origin of the fire is unknown.
Morning Olympian
Washington
August 3, 1916
La Pocatiere
La Pocatière, Québec, city, pop 4518 (2001c), 4887 (1996c), 4648 (1991c), pop 4816 (1986c), area 21.73 km2, inc 1961 is situated in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. La Pocatière is one kilometre inland on the south bank of the St Lawrence River, some 70 km west of Rivière-du-Loup. The "Montagne du Royaume," an immense natural park rising to 122 m, is located in the centre of the city.
In 1672, François Pollet de La Combe-Pocatière received the seigneurie de la Grande-Anse as a gift from his father-in-law, Nicholas Juchereau de Saint-Denys. This territory became the parish of Ste-Anne-de-La-Pocatière, and later, the city of La Pocatière.

The city's character is a blend of its agricultural and maritime influences. BOMBARDIER INC, a world-renowned transportation industry manufacturer, employs hundreds of residents. La Pocatière also relies on tourism. The Musée François-Pilote is an ethnological museum depicting the rural parish of the 19th century. In 1859, La Pocatière opened the... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in La Pocatière:
1. Jardin des Sources: Start your visit to La Pocatière with a leisurely stroll through the Jardin des Sources. This beautiful garden is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. You can take a walk among the various flowers and plants, have a picnic, or simply sit and enjoy the serene atmosphere.

2. Parc de la Francophonie: This park is a hub for cultural events and outdoor activities. Depending on the time of year, you might find concerts, festivals, or sports events taking place here. Check the local events calendar to see what's happening during your visit.

3. Musée québécois de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation: If you're interested in the history of agriculture and food in Québec, this museum is a must-visit. It offers fascinating exhibits that showcase the region's agricultural heritage. You'll learn about the evolution of farming practices and food production in Québec.

4. Parc de l'Anse Saint-Laurent: This waterfront park is a great place to ... Read MORE...

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