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La Prairie, Québec, Canada

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(St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

"Laprairie, the chief town of the co. of Laprairie, is situated on the S. shore of the river St. Lawrence, 7 miles S. of Montreal. It contains 8 hotels and a dozen stores, The first railroad in British North America was constructed from here to St. Johns in 1836, but was discontinued. A steam ferry runs between Laprairie and Montreal three times a day. Pop. 1259."

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

Laprairie (La Prairie)
A city on the southeast shore of the St-Lawrence River, opposite Verdun on the Island of Montréal. The earliest reference to Laprairie gave its name as La-Prairie-de-la-Magdeleine, which was both the name of an early catholic mission and the name of the seigniory. The Parish of Laprairie was created in 1845, the Village of Laprairie was incorporated in 1846 and incorporated as a Town in 1909.

St Philipe
An older name for Ste-Philippe-de-LaPrairie. It was the site of the first election poll for the original Huntingdon County, which included everything west of the Richelieu River.

St-Philippe-de-Lapairie (village)
A village located on Rte 217, 4mi (6.4km) south of Laprairie, near the corner with Boul. Monette. (45.355N/ 73.477W)

St-Philippe, Municipalité de
The rural municipality the includes St-Philippe-de-Laprairie and the surrounding area. (45.35N/ 73.46W) It was first created in 1845 as part of the reforms of that time. In 1847, it was abolished but reestablished in 1855. It is now part of the MRC de Roussillon.

Cimetière de St-Philip-de-Laprairie
A catholic cemetery in the village of St-Philippe-de-Laprairie, located at the back of the parish church on Rue Édouard-VII, 0.2mi (0.3km) west of the corner of Rte 217 and Boul Monette. (45.354N/ 73.476W)

Seigniory of Laprairie
Full name was Seigniory de la Prairie-de- la Magdeleine (or Magdelaine). It was located between the Seigniories of Sault St-Louis and Lasalle on the southwest side and Longueuil on the north side. It was first granted in 1647 to the Jesuit Order.

St-Jean-François-Régis was also known as St-Philippe (de Laprairie). ~qcchatea/ placenames/
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Photos and Postcards from La Prairie, Québec, Canada

La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

Église de la Nativité de la Sainte-Vierge
155, ch. Saint-Jean, La Prairie, QUÉBEC
Established 1667

La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

Lamouette Cabins

La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

Motel Laprairie

La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

La Colonial Bar-B-Q
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History of / News About La Prairie, Québec, Canada

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1647 - Seigniory (Laprairie) Granted, 1st April 1647, to the order of Jesuits

1667 - Église de la Nativité de la Sainte-Vierge established at Laprairie
1669 - Mission Established
The mission Laprairie de la Province de Quebec near Ville-Marie (Montreal), is established this...Read MORE...

1813 - November 2 - British Army executes five deserters by firing squad at LaPrairie, todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ November_2
seigniory, in the co. of Laprairie, is bounded N.E. by Longueuil; S.W. by Sault St. Louis; in the...Read MORE...

1832 - Laprairie Post Office opens ~qcchatea/ placenames/
1836 - Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad
1836, July 21 - Governor Lord Gosford rides on the First train of the Champlain & St. Lawrence...Read MORE...

News  1848 - Flood
The spring flood of the St. Lawrence, by blocking up the ice at Boucherville, five miles below...Read MORE...

LAPRAIRIE, a county of Quebec, bordering on Hie Diver St. Lawrence, opposite the Island of...Read MORE...

News  1884 - Sick Sheep
The Canadian government has ordered that no sheep be allowed to leave the county of La Prairie, in...Read MORE...

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

1887 - Black Fox
La Prairie, Quebec, reports the capture of a black fox.

Weekly Times Herald
January 29, 1887
1895 - Laprairie
LAPRAIRIE, the chief town of Laprairie co., Que., on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, and a...Read MORE...

1897 - Died at 108
Mrs. Charlotte Leclair of Westerly, R. I., died yesterday morning at the age of 108 years and six...Read MORE...

Ville de La Prairie, Quebec

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1901 - Convent Damaged
Montreal, Jan 23 - Fire damaged the convent of the Sisters of Providence at La Prairie, Quebec, on...Read MORE...

1901 - Fire
Fire destroyed twenty-nine houses and one convent at LaPrairie, Que., Thursday night; loss,...Read MORE...

Saint Philippe, a post-village of Laprairie co., Quebec, 6 miles S. of Laprairie, on the Canadian...Read MORE...

Laprairie, the capital of the co. of Laprairie, Quebec, is situated on the S. shore of the river...Read MORE...

La Prairie
La Prairie, Qué, City, pop 21 763 (2006c), 18 896 (2001c), inc 1909. La Prairie, a suburb of...Read MORE...

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