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Yamachiche, Québec, Canada - Église de Sainte-Anne 530, rue Sainte-Anne, Yamachiche, QUÉBEC Established 1832 Source: Google maps

Yamachiche is a municipality located between the Yamachiche and Petite Yamachiche rivers in the RCM of Maskinongé which is part of the Mauricie administrative region. The total area of the municipality is about 107 square kilometers.

Of Native American origin, the toponym of Yamaniche was first used to designate the Yamachiche River. This word means "muddy river" or "muddy water" referring to the clayey constitution of the soil which allowed the exploitation of important pottery and brick industries in this place.

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Église de Sainte-Anne
530, rue Sainte-Anne, Yamachiche, QUÉBEC
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Église de Sainte-Anne
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The modern history of these places dates back to the 17th century. Indeed, in 1653, the Grosbois or Machiche fiefdom was granted to Pierre Boucher, governor of Trois-Rivières on the shores of Lac Saint-Pierre.

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In 1672, the seigniory of Grosbois was created.

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In 1703, the first colonists, the three Gélinas brothers, settled in the Yamachiche area.
The first settlers settled there around 1703, and the region is now known as Yamachiche and in 1711, with the construction of a wooden chapel, Saint Anne is named as its patroness. At the time, there were about ten families in the village and the town also served as a trading post for fur traders.
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By 1706, there are 7 families in Yamachiche. That same year, the name Yamachiche first appeared in the census.

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In 1711, the first chapel was built in Yamachiche, dedicated to Sainte Anne by Récollet Siméon Dupont.

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In 1722, the parish of Sainte-Anne d'Yamachiche was established. In 1724, a masonry church replaced the original chapel.
The following year, a first public road linked the lands of Yamachiche to those of Pointe-du-Lac and Louiseville. It would seem that the Gélinas Bridge was built on the same date to allow the crossing of the Petite Rivière Yamachiche.
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Around 1732, the Canton bridge allowed the crossing of the Grande Rivière Yamachiche.

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Between 1765 and 1790, Yamachiche grew quickly with new settlers from Acadia (Acadians expelled by the English) and from the United States, particularly Loyalists from Massachusetts.

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A second church was blessed in 1794. In 1803, parish priest Charles Écuyer founded the first singing choir in the village, thus beginning a long tradition of excellence in Yamachiche.

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Electricity arrived there in 1815, when Shawinigan Water and Power established its electricity network in the urban center, but electricity served the Petites et Grandes Rivières area of Yamachiche.
Yamachiche will not be fully serviced until 1944.
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1832 - Église de Sainte-Anne established at Yamachiche

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1832 - The Parish of Ste. Anne de Yamachiche
comprehends Gatineau, Pointe du Lac and the front part of Grosbois or Machiche. Some lands in the P. are still unconceded, and, although not of a rich quality, they are susceptible of cultivation. About one-third of the concessions in this P. were granted before 1759 and generally measured 3 arpents by 40 and were let at low rents, viz. 2 or 3 capons and a crown in money. - All the young persons are desirous of settling either at home or abroad, but would universally prefer settling near their relations, particularly as it would be the least expensive. - Here are two schools, one for boys and the other for girls, both supported by the parish; the number of scholars is 28 boys and 30 girls, who are instructed in English and French. - The P. contains 2 villages, one near the church on the R. Petite Machiche, the other on the Grande Machiche; each contains about 30 houses. - The church is 120 ft. by 40, besides which there is a chapel. - There are 3 corn-mills; 2 of them on the Grande... Read MORE...

1837 - July 26, 1837 - Rebellion of 1837 - Patriotes hold an illegal protest meeting at Yamachiche, in the county of Saint-Maurice

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1873
YAMACHICHE, a flourishing post village of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. Maurice, on the River Yamachiche, 16½ miles from Three Rivers. It contains a church, convent, academy, telegraph office, woolen factory, tannery, saw and grist mills, and about a dozen stores. Pop. 1,300.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
In 1887, the village of Yamachiche separated from Sainte-Anne-d 'Yamachiche and it was not until a century later, on December 26, 1987, that Yamachiche and Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche merged to become the current municipality of Yamachiche.

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1890 - Yamachiche
Yamachiche, vil., Quebec, chef-lieu of St Maurice co., on River Yamachiche, 79 m. by rail E. of Montreal. P. of sub-dist. 2,740.
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - Yamachiche
Yamachiche, yama-chee'che, a post-village of St. Maurice co., Quebec, on the river Yamachiche, 163 miles W.S.W. of Three Rivers. It contains a church, a convent, an academy, a woollen-factory, a tannery, saw- and grist mills, and about a dozen stores. Pop. 1300.
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
1906
Yamachiche, a post-village of St. Maurice co., Quebec, on the river Yamachiche and on the Canadian Pacific R., 16 miles WSW. of Three Rivers. Pop. in 1901, 1100.
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
In 1957, the church of the municipality was razed by fire and the current church replaced it.

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Yamachiche:
Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade Church: Start your exploration with a visit to this historic church. Its architecture and serene atmosphere make it a great spot for both spiritual reflection and appreciating local history.

Parc de la Rivière-Yamachiche: Enjoy a leisurely stroll in this beautiful park along the river. It's an ideal spot for a picnic, taking photos, or simply relaxing amid nature.

Moulin Michel de Yamachiche: Explore this historic mill that has been restored to its former glory. Learn about the milling process and the significance of this structure in the town's development.

Local Artisan Shops: Yamachiche is likely to have a few local artisan shops where you can find unique crafts and souvenirs. Support local artists and bring home a piece of Yamachiche.

Explore the Old Town: Wander through the streets of the old town, soaking in the atmosphere and admiring the architecture. You might discover hidden gems like small cafes, boutiques, or art galleries.

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