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(Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)

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"Saint Hyacinthe, a city of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. Hyacinthe, on the river Yamaska, and on the Grand Trunk Railway, 353 miles E.N.E. of Montreal. The £ institutions are a Roman Catholic cathedral, bishop's palace, college, bank, Hôtel-Dieu, nunnery, city hall and market, and court-house. The college is a fine cut stone building, 700 feet in length, and has 12 professors. There are also in the town a grist- and saw-mill, a number of stores, several hotels, 2 printing-offices, and manufactories of woollens, wooden-ware, leather, lace, organs, iron castings, £y, boots and shoes, &c. Pop. 3746."

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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Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)
Église de Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire
2200, rue Girouard Ouest, Saint-Hyacinthe, QUÉBEC
Established 1777
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Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)
Couvent St. Joseph

Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)
Porte des Maires - Mayor's Gate

Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)
Bureaux des Douanes et des Postes. - Customs Excise and Post Office, St. Hyacinthe, P.Q.


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  • 1748 - Seigniory (St. Hyacinthe) Granted Sept. 23, 1748, to Sieur F. Rigaud, seigneur de Vaudreuil
  • 1772 - Église Saint-Matthieu established at Saint-Hyacinthe
  • 1830 - The comté de Saint-Hyacinthe was created in 1830 though people began to settle the area between 1756 and 1779.
    It was part of the district of Montreal and was wedged between the comtés de Richelieu and of Rouville in the north, Shefford in the south and the... Read MORE...

  • 1831 - In 1831, the village of Saint-Hyacinthe had a population of around a thousand people. It contained an important seminary where the sons of some Patriote leaders, including Papineau, studied... 2010/ 11/ saint-hyacinthe.html
  • 1832 - ST. HYACINTHE,
    seigniory, in the co. of St. Hyacinthe, is bounded N.E. by St. Ours, Bourchemin and De Ramsay; S.W. by the aug. to Monnoir and the T. of Farnham;... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - December 26 - Rail - First train runs between Longueuil and St-Hyacinthe, Québec todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ December_26
  • 1853 - Cathédrale Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur established at Saint-Hyacinthe
  • News  1854 - Destructive Fire in Lower Canada
    Montreal, Wednesday, May 17.
    The village of St. Hyacinthe was almost wholly destroyed by fire to-day.
    The New York Times
    New York, New York
    May 18, 1854
  • News  1866 - A Noble Act of Heroism
    One night last week while a train on the Grand Trunk line was passing through St. Hyacinthe, C. W., a young gentleman, Mr. Bachand, noticed that a... Read MORE...

  • News  1866 - A Canadian Duel
    A Montreal paper gives an account of a duel that recently took place between a lieutenant in a Montreal militia corps and a clerk residing at St.... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    ST. HYACINTHE, a county in the S. part, of Quebec, intersected by the Grand Trunk railway Area 168,123 acres. Capital, St Hyacinthe. Pop. 18,310.... Read MORE...

  • 1873 - Accident on the Grand Trunk
    Friday morning, at 5:30 o'clock, as the Portland express on the Grand Trunk Railway was passing the 27th mile post, near Soixante, the three last... Read MORE...

    ST. HYACINTHE, Sept. 3. - A fire broke out in the western end of this city at 1:30 P. M. to-day, and , fanned by a high wind, soon totally swept the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - St Hyacinthe
    ST. HYACINTHE, a county in the south part of Quebec, intersected by the G. T. R., C. P. R., Drummond County and United Counties Rys. Area, 172,823... Read MORE...


  • News  1903 - FIRE DESTROYS 250 HOUSES. One-fourth of the Population of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Left Homeless.
    ST. HYACINTHE, Quebec, May 20.- A fire which started shortly after noon to-day in the shoe factory of the Cote Brothers, destroyed half a dozen... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Saint Hyacinthe, a city and port of entry of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. Hyacinthe, on the river Yamaska and on the Grand Trunk and other... Read MORE...

    St. Hyacinthe, Que., Jan. 19 (Canadian Press) - Two blackened skulls were found today in the frozen ashes of the burned college of the Sacred Heart,... Read MORE...

  • Saint-Hyacinthe
    Saint-Hyacinthe, Qué, City, pop 51 616 (2006c), 50 394 (2001cA), inc 1857. Saint-Hyacinthe is situated on the St Lawrence River plain on the Yamaska... Read MORE...

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