Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


City of Joliette


Joliette, a city in Joliette county, Quebec, is situated on L'Assomption river. It is a divisional point of the Canadian National Railways, and is connected with the Canadian Pacific system. It is an educational centre, having, apart from the public schools, a classical college and a normal school for girls. Its cheap power rates have made it a hive of industry, the Standard Lime Company and the Joliette Steel Company being the most important of their kind in Canada. In its early days it was called "Industry Village". It was founded by the Hon. Barthélemi Joliette, a descendant of Louis Joliette, or Jolliet, the famous Canadian explorer of the seventeenth century. About the place is a series of forests, lakes and mountains which afford superb fishing and hunting. See Abbé A. C. Dugas, Joliette (Revue ecclésiastique de Valleyfield, 1904).

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. III, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 396p., 306-307.


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