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

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"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).

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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

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    Église de la Nativité de la Sainte-Vierge
    155, ch. Saint-Jean, La Prairie, QUÉBEC
    Established 1667
    Source: www.originis.ca
  • 1669 - Mission Established
    The mission Laprairie de la Province de Quebec near Ville-Marie (Montreal), is established this year, as an Iroquois Mission, by Father Pierre...Read MORE...


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  • 1813 - November 2 - British Army executes five deserters by firing squad at LaPrairie,

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ November_2

  • 1832 - LAPRAIRIE DE LA MADELEINE,
    seigniory, in the co. of Laprairie, is bounded N.E. by Longueuil; S.W. by Sault St. Louis; in the read by the barony of Longueuil; in front by the...Read MORE...


  • 1832 - Laprairie Post Office opens

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  • 1836 - Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad
    1836, July 21 - Governor Lord Gosford rides on the First train of the Champlain & St. Lawrence Railway with 300 other guests, pulled by the...Read MORE...


  • News 1848 - Flood
    The spring flood of the St. Lawrence, by blocking up the ice at Boucherville, five miles below Montreal, has flooded the village of La Prairie, on...Read MORE...


  • 1873
    LAPRAIRIE, a county of Quebec, bordering on Hie Diver St. Lawrence, opposite the Island of Montreal. Area 110,606 acres. It is traversed by the...Read MORE...


  • News 1884 - Sick Sheep
    The Canadian government has ordered that no sheep be allowed to leave the county of La Prairie, in the province of Quebec, because of a disease...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...


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

    Weekly Times Herald
    Texas
    January 29, 1887

  • 1895 - Laprairie
    LAPRAIRIE, the chief town of Laprairie co., Que., on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, and a station on the G. T. R. It contains 2 churches,...Read MORE...


  • 1897 - Died at 108
    Mrs. Charlotte Leclair of Westerly, R. I., died yesterday morning at the age of 108 years and six months. She was born in La Prairie, a small town in ...Read MORE...


  • 1901 - Convent Damaged
    Montreal, Jan 23 - Fire damaged the convent of the Sisters of Providence at La Prairie, Quebec, on Saturday night to the extent of $30,000. No lives...Read MORE...


  • 1901 - Fire
    Fire destroyed twenty-nine houses and one convent at LaPrairie, Que., Thursday night; loss, $100,000.
    The News-Palladium
    Benton Harbor, Michigan
    July 27, 1901

  • 1906
    Saint Philippe, a post-village of Laprairie co., Quebec, 6 miles S. of Laprairie, on the Canadian Pacific R. Pop. 200.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

  • 1916
    Laprairie, the capital of the co. of Laprairie, Quebec, is situated on the S. shore of the river St. Lawrence and on the Grand Trunk R., 7 miles S....Read MORE...


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    Motel Laprairie
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  • La Prairie
    La Prairie, Qué, City, pop 21 763 (2006c), 18 896 (2001c), inc 1909. La Prairie, a suburb of MONTRÉAL, is located on the South Shore of the St...Read MORE...




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Église de la Nativité de la Sainte-Vierge
155, ch. Saint-Jean, La Prairie, QUÉBEC
Established 1667
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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
    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1669 - Mission Established
    The mission Laprairie de la Province de Quebec near Ville-Marie (Montreal), is established this year, as an Iroquois Mission, by Father Pierre... Read MORE...

  • 1813 - November 2 - British Army executes five deserters by firing squad at LaPrairie,
    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ November_2
  • 1832 - LAPRAIRIE DE LA MADELEINE,
    seigniory, in the co. of Laprairie, is bounded N.E. by Longueuil; S.W. by Sault St. Louis; in the read by the barony of Longueuil; in front by the... Read MORE...

  • 1832 - Laprairie Post Office opens
    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~qcchatea/ placenames/
  • 1836 - Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad
    1836, July 21 - Governor Lord Gosford rides on the First train of the Champlain & St. Lawrence Railway with 300 other guests, pulled by the... Read MORE...

  • News  1848 - Flood
    The spring flood of the St. Lawrence, by blocking up the ice at Boucherville, five miles below Montreal, has flooded the village of La Prairie, on... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    LAPRAIRIE, a county of Quebec, bordering on Hie Diver St. Lawrence, opposite the Island of Montreal. Area 110,606 acres. It is traversed by the... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - Sick Sheep
    The Canadian government has ordered that no sheep be allowed to leave the county of La Prairie, in the province of Quebec, because of a disease... 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...

  • 1887 - Black Fox
    La Prairie, Quebec, reports the capture of a black fox.
    Weekly Times Herald
    Texas
    January 29, 1887
  • 1895 - Laprairie
    LAPRAIRIE, the chief town of Laprairie co., Que., on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, and a station on the G. T. R. It contains 2 churches,... Read MORE...

  • 1897 - Died at 108
    Mrs. Charlotte Leclair of Westerly, R. I., died yesterday morning at the age of 108 years and six months. She was born in La Prairie, a small town in ... Read MORE...

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  • 1901 - Convent Damaged
    Montreal, Jan 23 - Fire damaged the convent of the Sisters of Providence at La Prairie, Quebec, on Saturday night to the extent of $30,000. No lives... Read MORE...

  • 1901 - Fire
    Fire destroyed twenty-nine houses and one convent at LaPrairie, Que., Thursday night; loss, $100,000. The News-Palladium
    Benton Harbor, Michigan
    July 27, 1901
  • 1906
    Saint Philippe, a post-village of Laprairie co., Quebec, 6 miles S. of Laprairie, on the Canadian Pacific R. Pop. 200. Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • 1916
    Laprairie, the capital of the co. of Laprairie, Quebec, is situated on the S. shore of the river St. Lawrence and on the Grand Trunk R., 7 miles S.... Read MORE...

  • La Prairie
    La Prairie, Qué, City, pop 21 763 (2006c), 18 896 (2001c), inc 1909. La Prairie, a suburb of MONTRÉAL, is located on the South Shore of the St... Read MORE...

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