Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Ste-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (St-François-Xavier-de-Batiscan)
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Batiscan is a municipality in the Mauricie region of the province of Quebec in Canada.
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Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan is a parish municipality in the Mauricie region of the province of Quebec in Canada. It is located along the Batiscan River.
The town of Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan was the capital of the Lordship of Batiscan from 1665 and Champlain (provincial electoral district) from 1855 to 1981. During the first centuries of its history, the economy of the area has been focused on forestry, agriculture, fishing and river transport. Sainte-Geneviève was also a prominent center of trade for the Batiscanie, Quebec.Wikipedia
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1639 - Seigniory (Batiscan) granted March 3, 1639, to the Order of Jesuits
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1684 - Église de Saint-François-Xavier established at Batiscan
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1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: Batiscan with 422 inhabitants
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1816 - Presbytère de Batiscan built
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1832 - Batiscan, seignory, in the co. of Champlain, has the St. Lawrence in front, the S. of the Champlain and its aug. on the S.W., and Ste. Marie with the aug. to Ste. Anne on the N.E.; its breadth is about 2 leagues and its depth 20; granted March 3, 1639, to the Order of Jesuits, and is now reverted to the...Read MORE... 1841 - Boat upset by steamerOn the 16th inst. a small boat crossing from Batiscan to St. Pierre les Becquet, Quebec, was upset by a steamer - three females were drowned; Mrs Radeau, Mrs Cote and Miss Mailbat. They were going to assist at a wedding.Daily Atlas
August 23, 1841
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1868 - Sinking of an American Barge Near Batiscan - The Captain Impaled on an Anchor FlukeThe steamship Hibernian, when outward bound, near Batiscan, ran into an American barge loaded with sugar ans sunk her yesterday. The loss will be $12,000. The fluke of the anchor penetrated the captain's body and he was not discovered till she arrived in port, when he was found hanging on the...Read MORE...
BATISCAN, or St. GENEVIEVE DE BATISCAN, the chief town of the co. of Champlain, Que., situated on the River Batiscan, 6 miles in rear of Batiscan Bridge, a landing of the Quebec and Montreal steamers. Pop. 274.
STE. GENEVIEVE DE BAT1SCAN, Champlain co., Que. See Batiscan.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
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1885 - Canadian Towns which are InfectedThe State Board of Health of Maine announces, that besides Montreal and its suburbs, the following named places in the Province of Quebec are affected with small-pox; Batiscan, Oct. 22, 7 families; Bersenels, below Tadousac, Nov 6, 4 families; Cap St. Ignace, Oct. 29, 50 cases, Chambly, Oct 27, 2...Read MORE...
Sainte Genevieve de Batiscan, a post-village of Champlain co., Quebec, 10 miles from St. Anne de la Perade. Pop. about 250.
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
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1910 - Parents of 23 Have Ten ChildrenNew York Tribune.
Race suicide is not fashionable in Batiscan, a small town in the Province of Quebec. Edouard Jolicoeur, of Batiscan reached Montreal a few days ago with his wife and 10 children. The number is fairly large, but the fact that they are five pairs or twins and the parents are only...Read MORE...
Batiscan, or Sainte Genevieve de Batiscan, the chief town of Champlain co., Quebec, on the Batiscan, 6 miles from Batiscan Bridge. Pop. about 300.
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, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1
Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916
J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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