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Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils)

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Where is Donnacona, Québec, Canada? 

Donnacona is an industrial town located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Quebec City in Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada.

Some people believe the city was named after Donnacona, a 16th-century Wendat chief who was taken to France. However, the Huron Chieftain never lived in this area, but rather further east in Stadacona.

It was actually named after the first paper mill erected at the mouth of the Jacques-Cartier River, The Donnacona Paper Ltd. The local paper mill played a key role in creating and quickly developing the local settlement to the point of making of Donnacona the most populous urban town in Portneuf County...

Prior to the chartering of Donnacona as a town in 1915, the area was named Pointe-aux-Écureuils. A New France Seigneurie existed under the name of Les Écureuils as a surrounding rural parish municipality prior to its final merge with Donnacona in 1967.

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Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils) - Hotel Les Ecureuils - Les Ecureuils, Que.
Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils)

Hotel Les Ecureuils - Les Ecureuils, Que.
Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils) - Église de Sainte-Agnès, est. 1917
105, rue de l’Église, Donnacona, QUÉBEC
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Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils)

Église de Sainte-Agnès, est. 1917
105, rue de l’Église, Donnacona, QUÉBEC
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Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils)

Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils) - Notre-Dame Street
Donnacona, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-des-Écureuils)

Notre-Dame Street

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1672 - Seigniory (Les Ecureuils) Granted Nov. 3rd, 1672, to the Sieurs Toupin.

Donnacona had its beginning in 1700 with the building of a paper mill at a site along the river called Fond Jacques-Cartier.

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1742 - Les Écureuils (Donnacona) founded

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A second paper mill was built in Donnacona in 1815.

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1831 - Église de la Nativité-de-Saint-Jean-Baptiste established at Les Écureuils

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1832 - ECUREUILS, LES, or BELAIR,
and its augmentation is a seigniory in the co. of Portneuf. It fronts the St. Lawrence and is...Read MORE...

1873
LES ECUREUILS, a post village and river port in Portneuf co., Que., on the north shore of the St....Read MORE...

A third paper mill, Donnacona Paper, was built in 1912.

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1916
Les Ecureuils, a post-village of Portneuf co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 16...Read MORE...

1917 - Église de Sainte-Agnès established at Donnacona

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Donnacona
Donnacona, Qué, Town, pop 5564 (206c), 5479 (2001c), inc 1920. Donnacona is about 40 km west of...Read MORE...


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