Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
February 2005

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


Mont Laurier


Mont Laurier, a village in Labelle county, Quebec, on the Rivière du Lièvre, near L'Orignal rapids, and on the Canadian Pacific Railway, about 169 miles from Montreal, and 120 miles from Hull. It was established in 1915, and took its name from the mountain which overlooks it. It is situated in a fertile agricultural district, where general farming, market-gardening, bee-keeping, and dairying are carried on, and where the provincial government has an experimental farm in operation. There are also several mica mines and granite quarries in the vicinity. The village itself has a sash-and-door factory, three saw-mills, a foundry, a woollen mill, several butter factories, and a hydroelectric plant. Mont Laurier is the seat of a bishopric, and possesses a commercial and classical academy, the St. Joseph 's Seminary, and several other schools and convents. It has a weekly newspaper (La Voix du Nord).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., p. 323.


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