Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
April 2005

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




Verdun, a city in Jacques Cartier county, Quebec, on the St. Lawrence river and on the Canadian National Railway. It is a suburb of Montreal, with which it is connected by street-car. Verdun was first known as Côte de Gentilly, and it was given its present name later, probably by La Salle, in honour of the historic Verdun in France. In 1830 it was named La Rivière-St. Pierre, but an Act changing the name again to Verdun was passed in 1876. The city was incorporated in 1912. Although primarily a residential suburb, west of Montreal, Verdun has a number of industrial establishments. The electric lights, water works, and fuse works are municipally owned. There are numerous churches, several theatres, a large general hospital, and a hospital for the insane. Two weekly newspapers are published in English (Free Press and Guardian), one in French (Le Chroniqueur), and one (Messenger) in French and English.

Source  : W. Stewart Wallace, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. VI, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 398p., p. 234.


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