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"Boucherville, boo'shair'veel', a village in Chambly co., Quebec, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, 9 miles below Montreal. Pop. 767."

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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  • 1667 - Boucherville is founded as a seigneurial parish by Pierre Boucher. Pierre Boucher begins farming this year but does not receive his seigneury until 1672 when he builds a palisade to protect the community from the Iroquois.
    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ 1660s_in_Canada
  • Boucherville
    Boucherville, Qué, pop 36 253 (2001c), 34 989 (1996c), incorporated as a city in 1957, is now a borough of the new city of Longueuil, created in... Read MORE...

  • 1680 - Église de la Sainte-Famille established at Boucherville
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  • News  1817 - 25 Below Zero
    The Thermometer was 25 degrees below zero, at Boucherville, Canada, on the 15th inst. Albany Advertiser
    Albany, New York
    March 1, 1817
  • 1832 - BOUCHERVILLE,
    seigniory, on the S. side of the St. Lawrence is in the co. of Chambly; bounded W. by the fief Tremblay, E. by the S. of Varennes and by Montarville... Read MORE...

  • News  1834 - 94 Degrees
    At Boucherville, the fashionable watering place of Lower Canada, fifteen miles from Montreal, the mercury, on Sunday last stood in the shade, at 94... Read MORE...

  • 1838 - November 13 - Lower Canada Rebellion - Boucherville rebels disperse on the arrival of the militia
    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ November_13
  • 1843 - Awful Conflagration the Village of Boucherville in Ashon
    At the late fire at Boucherville, near Montreal, 52 houses, besides other buildings, were destroyed. Before the fire, it was one of the prettiest... Read MORE...

  • In 1856, Boucherville divided into 2 distinct municipalities: village and parish.
    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/ en/ article/ boucherville/
  • 1873
    BOUCHERVILLE, an incorporated village in Chambly co., Que., prettily situated on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, 9 miles from Montreal. It has a ... Read MORE...

  • 1890 - September 10, 1890 - Charles Berger discovers gold at Boucherville.
    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ September_10
  • 1916
    Boucherville, boo'shairvveel', a village of Chambly co., Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, 9 miles below Montreal. Pop. in 1901, 940. 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, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
  • In 1956, the parish lots with frontage on the St Lawrence River rejoined the village and a year later Boucherville was incorporated as a city
    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/ en/ article/ boucherville/
  • In 1963, the remaining territory of the municipality of the parish and the city of Boucherville merged.
    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/ en/ article/ boucherville/
  • In 2002, Boucherville lost its municipal status when it was amalgamated into the new city of Longueuil.
    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/ en/ article/ boucherville/

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