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Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue 1028, rue du Rivage, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QUÉBEC Established 1750 Source: Google maps

Saint Antoine sur Richelieu is located on the majestic Richelieu River and was attached to the seigneury of Contrecoeur during the 17th century. A ferry transit point was established between southern Quebec and the Saint Laurent River but it is abandoned today.

However, the ferry operates on a short route between Saint-Antoine and the village of Saint-Denis. The river freezes in the winter, forming a ice-bridge for crossing.
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Église de Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue
1028, rue du Rivage, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QUÉBEC
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Église de Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue
1028, rue du Rivage, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QUÉBEC
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1672 - Seignory established
Antoine Pécaudy de Contrecœur (1596-1688), who arrived in New France in 1665, after having started his military career in France, at the age of 40. Leader of one of the 24 companies of the Carignan-Salières regiment, he received the seigniory that bears his name in 1672 and on whose territory the first municipality will be located.
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1750 - Église de Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue established in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu

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1832 - ST. ANTOINE,
parish, in the S. of Contrecoeur, extends 2 leagues in front and 100 arpents in depth. It contains 3 concessions entirely settled. The village consists of 22 houses, including an inn; and there is one school, which is supported by the inhabitants. The church is 100 ft. by 40. All the mills are turned by the wind, and there are 6 for grinding corn, 4 of them in the front concession and 2 in the second; there are also two saw-mills. The cattle is of the Canadian breed, and agricultural labour is chiefly performed with horses, and the English cart is used. One third of the grain produced is sold, and also some manufactured stuffs, the inhabitants making more than sufficient for their use. The land and roads are generally good.

Population 1,970
Churches R.C. 1
Cures 1
Schools 1
Villages 1
Corn-mills 6
Saw-mills 2
Shopkeepers 3
Taverns 2
Artisans 14
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
1873
ST. ANTOINE, a post village and parish in Vercheres co., Que., on the River Richelieu, 15 miles from St. Hilaire. Pop. 1,663.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
On June 30, 1890, the municipality of the parish of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue, located 25 km north of Beloeil, in Montérégie, was officially created. It took over in extenso the name of the parish founded in 1741 and canonically erected in 1889.

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1892 - A prominent farmer of St. Antoine, Que., named Damose, has invented a novel and original method of suicide.
Becoming suddenly insane, he tied the end of a rope around a tree, and fastened the other end to his feet. Making a noose of another rope, he placed it around his neck, and fastened it to a whiffle? tree to which a team of horses was attached. He started the horses, and his head was torn from the body.
Vancouver Daily World
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
May 14, 1892
1895 - Saint-Antoine
Saint Antoine, a post-village and parish in Verchères co., Quebec, on the river Richelieu, 15 miles N. of St. Hilaire. Pop. 1663.
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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1906
Saint Antoine, or Saint Antoine River Richelieu, a post-village of Vercheres co., Quebec, on the River Richelieu, 15 miles N. of Saint Hilaire. It manufactures butter and cheese. Pop. about 600.
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
1908 - Cow-Testing
Eden Bank, Sardis, B.C. association for May had the record for 241 cows of an average of 917 lb. milk, 3.7 test, 34.1 lb fat. In each of the 20 herds some individual cows gave over 1,000 lb. milk, while the 3 best single yields were 1,630 lb., testing 3.2; 1.750 lb., testing 3.5 and 1,780 lb. milk in the 30 days. The best herd average was from a lot of 20 cows yielding 1,284 lb. milk, testing 3.4, 44 lb. fat. Such animals must be a pleasure to handle, a source of pride and satisfaction, as well as of good cash profit.

A good Ontario record for the same period is at the Central Smith association where a herd of 20 cows averaged 1096 lb. milk, 3.2 test, 35 lb. fat. The best cow in that herd gave 1465 lb. milk, testing 4.0, and the lowest yield in the same herd was 400 lb. testing 3.2.

A contrast in the above two is at St. Antoine, Que., for the same period, where 60 cows averaged only 654 lb. milk, 3.3 test, 21.9 lb. fat. The 60 cows gave a total yield of 39,244 lb. milk, 1,317... Read MORE...

2023 - There's something for everyone in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu. Here's a list of places to go and things to do:
Explore the Richelieu River: The village is situated along the banks of the scenic Richelieu River. You can take a leisurely stroll along the riverbanks, enjoy a picnic, or simply relax while taking in the picturesque views.

Visit the Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu Church: The historic Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu Church, built in 1789, is a must-visit for its stunning architecture and cultural significance. The church is a beautiful example of Quebec's religious heritage.

Hike in Parc régional des Grèves: This regional park offers excellent hiking trails through lush forests and along the river. It's a great place to immerse yourself in nature and spot local wildlife.

Bike Along the Richelieu River: The area around Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu offers fantastic biking opportunities. Bring your own bike or rent one locally and pedal along the scenic riverfront trails.

Canoe or Kayak on the Richelieu River: If you're a water sports enthusiast, rent a canoe or kayak and explore... Read MORE...

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