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History of Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

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Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

Trois-Rivieres, Québec, Canada is located on the west shore of the mouth of Rivière Saint-Maurice, midway between Québec City and Montréal.

The fortified settlement built at Samuel de Champlain's request in 1634 replaced the stockade abandoned earlier by the Algonquin, who had likely fled the hostile Iroquois at the turn of the century. The former, who were allies of the French, lived for a long time in or near the small French village, whose major function was to organize the fur trade in the interior. Following the administrative restructuring of New France in 1663, Trois-Rivières became the seat of local government, with a gouverneur, king's lieutenant, major, court of royal jurisdiction and vicar general. This gave the settlement an importance which exceeded that of its size.

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  • 1615 - Trois Rivieres existed as fur trading post since 1615...

    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french10.htm

  • 1634 - August, 1634 - Samuel de Champlain rebuilds ruins of Québec, enlarges fortifications, builds fort at mouth of St-Maurice; starts another at Trois-Rivieres.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ August_(Day_Unknown)

  • 1634 - Trois-Rivières founded by Sieur de Laviolette.

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

  • 1634
    "The officials finally recognize Trois Rivieres, (Quebec), a trading center, upstream from Fort Kebec at the mouth of the Saint Maurice River, by...Read MORE...


  • 1650 - Nine Frenchmen are killed at Three Rivers by the Iroquois.


    www.many-roads.com/ 2010/ 04/ 20/ a-history-of-french-canada-1650 -to-1669/

  • The small post at Trois-Rivieres suffered a number of attacks... The Iroquois usually arrived by canoe in complete silence. Using harquebuses and tomahawks, they killed Frenchmen who were out hunting game.
    On June 6, 1651, Pierre Boucher, in charge of the Trois-Rivieres post, was ordered to create small companies of militia.
    History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.

  • 1652
    "Ninety miles beyond, still upstream, there flows into this King of Rivers, which at its mouth is 60 miles in width, and here more than a mile and a...Read MORE...


  • 1666 Census - Trois Rivieres was a small port with a population of 455, including that of adjoining settlements.
    The governor in charge of the local administration was Pierre Boucher, already mentioned as a delegate to France in 1661. The Jesuits had a residence ...Read MORE...


  • 1668 - Prohibited from selling liquor to Indians
    The End of February 1668. Petition presented to the Supreme Council by a number of the inhabitants of Three-Rivers, of Cap de la Madeleine, and of...Read MORE...


  • 1678 - Cathédrale de l’Assomption (Paroisse Immaculée-Conception) established at Trois-Rivières

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1678 - Église de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine established at Trois-Rivières

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
    Cathédrale de l'Assomption
    362, rue Bonaventure, Trois-Rivières, QUÉBEC G9A 5J9
    Established 1678
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: 211 houses in Trois-Rivières,

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_14

  • In 1730, the iron works, des Forges du Saint-Maurice, were started. With this, Trois-Rivières became Canada's first industrial area.

    www.apointinhistory.net/ trois-rivieres.php

  • 1745 - June 20: The French settlement at Three Rivers, P.E.I., is destroyed by the English.

    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french34.htm

  • 1769 - November 6 - Trois-Rivieres governor Pierre Boucher returns from La Rochelle, France,
    on two ships, with 100 soldiers, 300 new settlers, supplies, and a commitment of support to New France from Louis XIV.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ November_6

  • Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
    1784
    Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1989-218-3
    www.collectionscanada.gc.ca
    Artwork
  • 1822 - Prison is built in Trois-Rivières
    It was designed by architect François Baillairgé.
    www.bonjourquebec.com

  • 1832 - Église de la Visitation-de-la-Sainte-Vierge established at Trois-Rivières

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1842 - EARTHQUAKE
    From the Quebec Mercury of Nov. 10 -

    The Canadien of last evening gives the following account of the recent shock from an earthquake, received in ...Read MORE...


  • Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
    Canadian Scenery,
    by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
    Artwork
  • 1859
    THREE-RIVERS, a town of Lower Canada, situated on the NW side of the river St. Maurice, at its confluence with the St. Lawrence, 90 m. from Quebec....Read MORE...


  • 1873
    THREE RIVERS, a city of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. Maurice, at the confluence of the Rivers St. Maurice and St. Lawrence, and on the line of...Read MORE...


  • 1882-84 - Three Rivers
    Three Rivers dates far back in the history of French colonization in Canada. On one of the islands at the mouth of the noble tributary which here...Read MORE...


  • 1885 - Canadian Towns which are Infected
    The State Board of Health of Maine announces, that besides Montreal and its suburbs, the following named places in the Province of Quebec are...Read MORE...


  • 1890 - CLERICAL INTERFERENCE.
    Complaints to be Made to Rome About the Conduct of Mgr. Lafleche.

    QUEBEC, July 5. - LeCanadian says complaints are to be made to Rome against Mgr. ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Three Rivers / Trois-Rivières
    Three Rivers, or Trois Rivières, a city of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. Maurice, at the confluence of the rivers St. Maurice and St. Lawrence,...Read MORE...


  • Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
    Chateau de Blois, Trois-Rivieres, P.Q. Canada
    Postcard
  • Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
    Boulevard Turcotte - Trois Rivieres, P.Q.
    Postcard
  • Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
    Trois-Rivieres, Que. - Rue des Forges.
    Postcard
  • Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
    Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - L'Eveche.
    Postcard
  • Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
    Trois-Rivieres, Que. - Wabasso Cotton Mills.
    Postcard
  • Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
    La Banque de Commerce - Bank of Commerce - Trois Rivieres, P.Q.
    Postcard
  • Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
    Trois-Rivieres, Que. - Hotel de Ville. City Hall.
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Three Rivers, or Trois Rivieres, a city and port of entry of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. Maurice, at the confluence of the rivers St. Maurice...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - FIRE RAKES A CANADIAN TOWN - Million Dollars' Damage Done In Three Rivers, Quebec.
    OTHER CITIES AIDED

    But Flames Are Not Stayed Before the Whole Business Section Has Been Paralyzed.

    THREE RIVERS, Que., June 23. - Fanned by a...Read MORE...


  • Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
    C.P.R. Station
    Postcard
  • Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
    Trois Rivieres - St. Lawrence Paper Mills, Three Rivers, P.Q.
    Postcard
  • 1918 - Église de la Sainte-Famille established at Trois-Rivières

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
    Notre-Dame-du-Cap Basilica
    Postcard
  • 1967 - January 14, 1967 - Catholic elementary and secondary teachers strike, closing hundreds of schools in Montréal and Trois-Rivieres; ends Feb. 17 when Québec passes Bill 25.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ January_14



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada


Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Cathédrale de l'Assomption
362, rue Bonaventure, Trois-Rivières, QUÉBEC G9A 5J9
Established 1678
Source: Google maps
Photograph

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
1784
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1989-218-3
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca
Artwork

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Canadian Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
Artwork



Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Chateau de Blois, Trois-Rivieres, P.Q. Canada
Postcard

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Boulevard Turcotte - Trois Rivieres, P.Q.
Postcard

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Trois-Rivieres, Que. - Rue des Forges.
Postcard

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - L'Eveche.
Postcard

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Trois-Rivieres, Que. - Wabasso Cotton Mills.
Postcard

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
La Banque de Commerce - Bank of Commerce - Trois Rivieres, P.Q.
Postcard

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Trois-Rivieres, Que. - Hotel de Ville. City Hall.
Postcard

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
C.P.R. Station
Postcard



Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
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Trois Rivieres - St. Lawrence Paper Mills, Three Rivers, P.Q.
Postcard

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
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Notre-Dame-du-Cap Basilica
Postcard
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  • 1615 - Trois Rivieres existed as fur trading post since 1615...

    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french10.htm
  • 1634 - Trois-Rivières founded by Sieur de Laviolette.

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History
  • 1634
    "The officials finally recognize Trois Rivieres, (Quebec), a trading center, upstream from Fort Kebec at the mouth of the Saint Maurice River, by... Read MORE...

  • 1634 - August, 1634 - Samuel de Champlain rebuilds ruins of Québec, enlarges fortifications, builds fort at mouth of St-Maurice; starts another at Trois-Rivieres.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ August_(Day_Unknown)
  • 1650 - Nine Frenchmen are killed at Three Rivers by the Iroquois.


    www.many-roads.com/ 2010/ 04/ 20/ a-history-of-french-canada-1650 -to-1669/
  • The small post at Trois-Rivieres suffered a number of attacks... The Iroquois usually arrived by canoe in complete silence. Using harquebuses and tomahawks, they killed Frenchmen who were out hunting game.
    On June 6, 1651, Pierre Boucher, in charge of the Trois-Rivieres post, was ordered to create small companies of militia.
    History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
  • 1652
    "Ninety miles beyond, still upstream, there flows into this King of Rivers, which at its mouth is 60 miles in width, and here more than a mile and a... Read MORE...

  • 1666 Census - Trois Rivieres was a small port with a population of 455, including that of adjoining settlements.
    The governor in charge of the local administration was Pierre Boucher, already mentioned as a delegate to France in 1661. The Jesuits had a residence ... Read MORE...

  • 1668 - Prohibited from selling liquor to Indians
    The End of February 1668. Petition presented to the Supreme Council by a number of the inhabitants of Three-Rivers, of Cap de la Madeleine, and of... Read MORE...

  • 1678 - Cathédrale de l’Assomption (Paroisse Immaculée-Conception) established at Trois-Rivières

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1678 - Église de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine established at Trois-Rivières

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: 211 houses in Trois-Rivières,

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_14
  • In 1730, the iron works, des Forges du Saint-Maurice, were started. With this, Trois-Rivières became Canada's first industrial area.

    www.apointinhistory.net/ trois-rivieres.php
  • 1745 - June 20: The French settlement at Three Rivers, P.E.I., is destroyed by the English.

    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french34.htm
  • 1769 - November 6 - Trois-Rivieres governor Pierre Boucher returns from La Rochelle, France,
    on two ships, with 100 soldiers, 300 new settlers, supplies, and a commitment of support to New France from Louis XIV.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ November_6
  • 1822 - Prison is built in Trois-Rivières
    It was designed by architect François Baillairgé.
    www.bonjourquebec.com
  • 1832 - Église de la Visitation-de-la-Sainte-Vierge established at Trois-Rivières

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1842 - EARTHQUAKE
    From the Quebec Mercury of Nov. 10 -

    The Canadien of last evening gives the following account of the recent shock from an earthquake, received in ... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    THREE-RIVERS, a town of Lower Canada, situated on the NW side of the river St. Maurice, at its confluence with the St. Lawrence, 90 m. from Quebec.... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    THREE RIVERS, a city of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. Maurice, at the confluence of the Rivers St. Maurice and St. Lawrence, and on the line of... Read MORE...

  • 1882-84 - Three Rivers
    Three Rivers dates far back in the history of French colonization in Canada. On one of the islands at the mouth of the noble tributary which here... Read MORE...

  • 1885 - Canadian Towns which are Infected
    The State Board of Health of Maine announces, that besides Montreal and its suburbs, the following named places in the Province of Quebec are... Read MORE...

  • 1890 - CLERICAL INTERFERENCE.
    Complaints to be Made to Rome About the Conduct of Mgr. Lafleche.

    QUEBEC, July 5. - LeCanadian says complaints are to be made to Rome against Mgr. ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Three Rivers / Trois-Rivières
    Three Rivers, or Trois Rivières, a city of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. Maurice, at the confluence of the rivers St. Maurice and St. Lawrence,... Read MORE...

  • Trois-Rivières Début du siècle


    Trois-Rivières_Début_du_siècle (www.youtube.com)
  • 1906
    Three Rivers, or Trois Rivieres, a city and port of entry of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. Maurice, at the confluence of the rivers St. Maurice... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - FIRE RAKES A CANADIAN TOWN - Million Dollars' Damage Done In Three Rivers, Quebec.
    OTHER CITIES AIDED

    But Flames Are Not Stayed Before the Whole Business Section Has Been Paralyzed.

    THREE RIVERS, Que., June 23. - Fanned by a... Read MORE...

  • 1918 - Église de la Sainte-Famille established at Trois-Rivières

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1967 - January 14, 1967 - Catholic elementary and secondary teachers strike, closing hundreds of schools in Montréal and Trois-Rivieres; ends Feb. 17 when Québec passes Bill 25.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ January_14

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