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  • News 1823 - Barn Accident
    A most shocking accident occurred at Sherbrooke on the 12th inst. while erecting a barn on the farm of C. Whircher, Esq. occasioned by part of the...Read MORE...


  • 1832 - The village of Sherbrooke
    occupies and elevated situation on both banks of the river Magog, at the Forks of the St. Francis. It contains about 75 houses, and its settlements...Read MORE...


  • 1835 - Parish is established at Sherbrooke

    www.prdh-igd.com/en/Carte/2301

  • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    Canadian Scenery,
    by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
  • 1852 - The first railroad station in Sherbrooke was built by the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railway (later Grand Trunk) in 1852 along the Montreal-Portland line.

    townshipsheritage.com/ attraction/ railway-stations-eastern-townships

  • 1867 - Sherbrooke
    Sherbrooke, the metropolis of the Eastern Townships of Canada, was incorporated a town in the year 1862. In extent of population, wealtb, and...Read MORE...


  • 1870 - The Massawippi Valley Railway opened its Sherbrooke terminus at the railroad station built in 1852 by the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railway.

    townshipsheritage.com/ attraction/ railway-stations-eastern-townships

  • 1872 - Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Michel established at Sherbrooke

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1873
    SHERBROOKE, a county of Quebec, comprises an area of 140,300 acres. It is traversed by three railways — the Grand Trunk, Massawippi Valley, and
    St. ...Read MORE...


  • News 1874 - New Railway
    The new Sherbrooke (Canada), Eastern Townships and Kennebec railway shortens the distance from Quebec to Boston 39 miles, and from Quebec to New...Read MORE...


  • News 1877 - Two men with O'Brien's circus were arrested at Sherbrooke, Quebec, for stabbing a man named Dupont, who lies in a critical condition.

    St. Albans Advertiser
    St. Albans, Vermont
    July 27, 1877

  • 1885 - In 1885, a second train station was built in Sherbrooke, with the completion of a line from Magog by the Waterloo & Magog Railway.

    townshipsheritage.com/ attraction/ railway-stations-eastern-townships

  • 1887 - Église de Saint-Patrick established at Sherbrooke

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    Église de Saint-Patrick
    20, rue Gordon, Sherbrooke, QUÉBEC
    Established 1887
    Source: Google maps
  • News 1889 - Two Men Blown to Atoms
    By Associated Press.
    SHERBROOKE, Que., Jan. 18. - Dennis Conture and Joseph Noel were endeavoring to thaw a stick of dynamite this morning at the...Read MORE...


  • News 1890 - Hanged
    William Wallace Blanchard Hanged at Sherbrooke, Quebec

    Sherbrooke, Que., Dec. 12. - William Wallace Blanchard was hanged here this morning for the ...Read MORE...


  • 1890 - Église de Saint-Jean-Baptiste established at Sherbrooke

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    Wellington St. Looking North
  • News 1891 - Gas Works Explosion
    SHERBROOKE, Que., Jan. 1. - There was a serious explosion a the gas works here late last night. The force of the explosion tore out one side of the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Sherbrooke
    SHERBROOKE, a county of Quebec, comprises an area of 140,300 acres. It is traversed by four railways- the G. T. R., B. & M. R., Quebec Central Ry....Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Sherbrooke
    Sherbrooke, a town of Quebec, capital of the co.o Sherbrooke, on the river Magog, and on the Grand Trunk and Massawippi Valley Railways, at the W....Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - A Bridge Disaster
    Sherbrooke, Que., April 18. - The Quebec central bridge across the St. Francis river has been swept away by the high water. It is roughly estimated...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - A Town Flooded
    SHERBROOKE (Que.), April 17. - The river here has been rising for several days and there is now over three feet of water on the floors of the many...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - French Canadian Immigration
    SHERBROOKE, Que., April 17. - The exodus of the French Canadians into the United States goes one uninterruptedly. Fully 250 French Canadians from...Read MORE...


  • 1896 - Église de Saint-Roch established at Sherbrooke

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1897 - Church Burned
    Sherbrooke, Que., May 11. St. Patrick's Roman Catholic church was gutted by fire and several thousand dollars' worth of damage done.
    Trenton Evening Times
    Trenton, New Jersey
    May 11, 1897

  • News 1898 - Fire in Quebec
    Sherbrooke, Quebec, Aug 14 - The works of the Jencks Machine company, the largest industry of the kind in Canada, were destroyed by fire, supposed to ...Read MORE...


  • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    Moore Street
  • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    Magog River and Bridge
  • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    St. Vincent de Paul Hospital
  • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    Melbourne Street, Sherbrooke, Que.
  • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    Sun Life Building, Sherbrooke, Que.
  • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    Hospital, Sherbrooke, P.Q.
  • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    Rue Dufferin - Dufferin Avenue, Sherbrooke, P.Q.
  • 1901 - Two Children Perished in a Sherbrooke Fire - Caused by a Lamp Explosion.
    Sherbrooke, Que., June 24. - Paul, aged 14, and Antoine, aged 5, sons of B. Durocher, were burned to death in their father's barn at East Sherbrooke, ...Read MORE...


  • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    1904 ad
    Dutch Mike
    W. R. Webster & Co., Makers, Sherbrooke, P.Q.
    St. John Daily Sun, St. John, New Brunswick - June 29, 1904
  • 1906
    Sherbrooke, a city and port of Quebec, capital of the co. of Sherbrooke, on the river Magog, and its junction with the St. Francis, and on the Boston ...Read MORE...


  • 1913 - Église de Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours established at Sherbrooke

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1916 - August 15, 1916 - World War I - Embarkation of the 117th Sherbrooke Infantry Battalion for service in France.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ August_15

  • 1917 - Typhoid Breaks Out At Sherbrooke, Que. Fifty Cases of Most Malignant Type Attributed to Bad Drinking Water.
    Special to the Journal.
    SHERBROOKE, Que., March 2. - There are fifty cases of typhoid fever here now and the health authorities attribute the cause...Read MORE...


  • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada - postcard dated 1919
  • Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

  • 1921 - Église de Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc established at Sherbrooke

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1954 - October 17 - Education - Official opening of the new Université de Sherbrooke.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_17

  • Sherbrooke
    Located on Abenaki land, Sherbrooke was initially known as Ktinékétolékouac or Grandes Fourches ("The Large Forks"), and was the site of a portage at ...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada


Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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Canadian Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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Église de Saint-Patrick
20, rue Gordon, Sherbrooke, QUÉBEC
Established 1887
Source: Google maps

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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Wellington St. Looking North


Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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Sun Life Building, Sherbrooke, Que.

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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Hospital, Sherbrooke, P.Q.

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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Rue Dufferin - Dufferin Avenue, Sherbrooke, P.Q.

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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Moore Street

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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Magog River and Bridge

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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St. Vincent de Paul Hospital

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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Melbourne Street, Sherbrooke, Que.

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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1904 ad
Dutch Mike
W. R. Webster & Co., Makers, Sherbrooke, P.Q.
St. John Daily Sun, St. John, New Brunswick - June 29, 1904


Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada - postcard dated 1919

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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...we toss a bunch of raw, organic, health-promoting ingredients like garlic, ginger, onions, horseradish, habanero peppers, turmeric, and citrus fruit to a base of raw organic apple cider vinegar...

History and News of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

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  • News  1823 - Barn Accident
    A most shocking accident occurred at Sherbrooke on the 12th inst. while erecting a barn on the farm of C. Whircher, Esq. occasioned by part of the... Read MORE...

  • 1832 - The village of Sherbrooke
    occupies and elevated situation on both banks of the river Magog, at the Forks of the St. Francis. It contains about 75 houses, and its settlements... Read MORE...

  • 1835 - Parish is established at Sherbrooke

    www.prdh-igd.com/en/Carte/2301
  • 1852 - The first railroad station in Sherbrooke was built by the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railway (later Grand Trunk) in 1852 along the Montreal-Portland line.

    townshipsheritage.com/ attraction/ railway-stations-eastern-townships
  • 1867 - Sherbrooke
    Sherbrooke, the metropolis of the Eastern Townships of Canada, was incorporated a town in the year 1862. In extent of population, wealtb, and... Read MORE...

  • 1870 - The Massawippi Valley Railway opened its Sherbrooke terminus at the railroad station built in 1852 by the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railway.

    townshipsheritage.com/ attraction/ railway-stations-eastern-townships
  • 1872 - Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Michel established at Sherbrooke

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1873
    SHERBROOKE, a county of Quebec, comprises an area of 140,300 acres. It is traversed by three railways — the Grand Trunk, Massawippi Valley, and
    St. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1874 - New Railway
    The new Sherbrooke (Canada), Eastern Townships and Kennebec railway shortens the distance from Quebec to Boston 39 miles, and from Quebec to New... Read MORE...

  • News  1877 - Two men with O'Brien's circus were arrested at Sherbrooke, Quebec, for stabbing a man named Dupont, who lies in a critical condition.
    St. Albans Advertiser
    St. Albans, Vermont
    July 27, 1877
  • 1885 - In 1885, a second train station was built in Sherbrooke, with the completion of a line from Magog by the Waterloo & Magog Railway.

    townshipsheritage.com/ attraction/ railway-stations-eastern-townships
  • 1887 - Église de Saint-Patrick established at Sherbrooke

    www.gcatholic.org
  • News  1889 - Two Men Blown to Atoms
    By Associated Press.
    SHERBROOKE, Que., Jan. 18. - Dennis Conture and Joseph Noel were endeavoring to thaw a stick of dynamite this morning at the... Read MORE...

  • 1890 - Église de Saint-Jean-Baptiste established at Sherbrooke

    www.gcatholic.org
  • News  1890 - Hanged
    William Wallace Blanchard Hanged at Sherbrooke, Quebec

    Sherbrooke, Que., Dec. 12. - William Wallace Blanchard was hanged here this morning for the ... Read MORE...

  • News  1891 - Gas Works Explosion
    SHERBROOKE, Que., Jan. 1. - There was a serious explosion a the gas works here late last night. The force of the explosion tore out one side of the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Sherbrooke
    SHERBROOKE, a county of Quebec, comprises an area of 140,300 acres. It is traversed by four railways- the G. T. R., B. & M. R., Quebec Central Ry.... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Sherbrooke
    Sherbrooke, a town of Quebec, capital of the co.o Sherbrooke, on the river Magog, and on the Grand Trunk and Massawippi Valley Railways, at the W.... Read MORE...

  • 1896 - Église de Saint-Roch established at Sherbrooke

    www.gcatholic.org
  • News  1896 - French Canadian Immigration
    SHERBROOKE, Que., April 17. - The exodus of the French Canadians into the United States goes one uninterruptedly. Fully 250 French Canadians from... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - A Town Flooded
    SHERBROOKE (Que.), April 17. - The river here has been rising for several days and there is now over three feet of water on the floors of the many... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - A Bridge Disaster
    Sherbrooke, Que., April 18. - The Quebec central bridge across the St. Francis river has been swept away by the high water. It is roughly estimated... Read MORE...

  • 1897 - Church Burned
    Sherbrooke, Que., May 11. St. Patrick's Roman Catholic church was gutted by fire and several thousand dollars' worth of damage done. Trenton Evening Times
    Trenton, New Jersey
    May 11, 1897
  • News  1898 - Fire in Quebec
    Sherbrooke, Quebec, Aug 14 - The works of the Jencks Machine company, the largest industry of the kind in Canada, were destroyed by fire, supposed to ... Read MORE...

  • Ville de Sherbrooke - Debut du siecle


    Ville de Sherbrooke - Debut du siecle (www.youtube.com)
  • 1901 - Two Children Perished in a Sherbrooke Fire - Caused by a Lamp Explosion.
    Sherbrooke, Que., June 24. - Paul, aged 14, and Antoine, aged 5, sons of B. Durocher, were burned to death in their father's barn at East Sherbrooke, ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Sherbrooke, a city and port of Quebec, capital of the co. of Sherbrooke, on the river Magog, and its junction with the St. Francis, and on the Boston ... Read MORE...

  • 1913 - Église de Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours established at Sherbrooke

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1916 - August 15, 1916 - World War I - Embarkation of the 117th Sherbrooke Infantry Battalion for service in France.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ August_15
  • 1917 - Typhoid Breaks Out At Sherbrooke, Que. Fifty Cases of Most Malignant Type Attributed to Bad Drinking Water.
    Special to the Journal.
    SHERBROOKE, Que., March 2. - There are fifty cases of typhoid fever here now and the health authorities attribute the cause... Read MORE...

  • 1921 - Église de Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc established at Sherbrooke

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1954 - October 17 - Education - Official opening of the new Université de Sherbrooke.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_17
  • Sherbrooke
    Located on Abenaki land, Sherbrooke was initially known as Ktinékétolékouac or Grandes Fourches ("The Large Forks"), and was the site of a portage at ... Read MORE...

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