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Château-Richer, Québec, Canada
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"Château Richer, sha'tó' re'shā', a post-village and parish in Montmorency co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 15 miles below Quebec. It has a lumber- and flour-trade, and is a favorite resort of sportsmen. Pop. 1618."

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

...Chateau Richer, which, in natural beauty, equals L'Ange Gardien, is the next parish to the eastward. It gets its name from an old Indian trader, whose chateau near the river is now but a small heap of ruins almost lost in the undergrowth. The hill here advances abruptly towards the river, forming, where the main road crosses its projecting spur, a commanding elevation for the handsome stone church that towers over the cottages which line the gracefully receding curve beyond. Not many years ago the blackened walls of a convent lay at the foot of this same hill, witnesses of the ruin worked at the time of the Conquest. Knox says in his journal, that the priest, at the head of his parishioners, fortified the building and held it against an English detachment and two pieces of artillery, but it was reduced to ashes; the remnant of its brave garrison were scalped by the Iroquois allies of the English. It is far more likely that the brave cure stayed with his flock, to comfort them to the last, than that he led them on. However that may be, the convent has been rebuilt, and is now the parish school.

Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84), Pages 71-72

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Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

Église de la Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie, est. 1678
179, rue de l’Église, Château-Richer, QUÉBEC
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Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

Chateau Richer, 1787
The Seigneurial System
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Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

Falls of La Puce, Chateau Richer ( Quebec ) 1840
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1956-62-87
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Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)

Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

A Street in Chateau Richer
1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)

Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

The Baker's Inn, Chateau Richer, Que.
Situated 2 1/ 2 miles West of Ste Anne de Beaupre on New Route No 15
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History of / News About Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

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In 1626, Samuel de Champlain established in Château-Richer the first farm in the Saint Lawrence valley, to feed the people of Quebec city.

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In 1646, Olivier Letardif, Lord and Chief Prosecutor, granted 20 concessions to the inhabitants of Château-Richer so that they could officially establish themselves properly.

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1661 - Parish of Notre Dame de la Visitation is established in Chateau Richer

Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records, Compiled Jeanne Sauve White
1678 - Église de la Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie established at Château-Richer

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1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: Château-Richer with 373 inhabitants

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On March 15, 1753, Château-Richer became very first organized village in New France.

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In 1832, the post office opened in Château-Richer

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1832 - The Parish of Chateau Richer, Cote de Beaupre,
by regulation confirmed by a royal decree of March 3, 1722, in which it is called la Paroisse de la ...Read MORE...

1865 - No Draft
The Canadians do not appear to like drafting for military service on the border. The Quebec News of ...Read MORE...

1873
CHATEAU RICHER, a flourishing post village and parish in Montmorency co., Que., on the north shore...Read MORE...

News  1884 - An Aerolite Falls in Canada
Quebec, P. Q., Dec. 16, 1884. - An aerolite fell on the farm of C. Francois, at Chateau Richer,...Read MORE...

1916
Chateau Richer, shato' re'shA', a post-village and parish of Montmorency co., Quebec, on the N....Read MORE...


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