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Sainte-Foy, Québec, Québec, Canada - Sainte-Foy, 1840 Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1956-62-74  www.collectionscanada.gc.ca Notre-Dame-de-Foy, established 1698

Sainte-Foy is a former city in central Quebec, Canada on the Saint Lawrence River. It was amalgamated into Quebec City on January 1, 2002.

Sainte-Foy is located in the southwestern suburbs of the Old Capital, between L'Ancienne-Lorette, to the north, and Cap-Rouge, to the south.

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1638 - Sainte-Foy founded

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1667 - Parish of Notre-Dame-de-Foy is established at Sainte-Foy
First established as a mission in 1638, Notre-Dame-de-Foy was to be canonically erected in 1698 by Monseigneur de Saint-Vallier. At that time, Sainte-Foy, for the most part, and Sillery belonged to the seigneury of Sillery.
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Historically, Sainte-Foy was the site, during the Seven Years' War, of the last victory won by the army of New France, led by Lévis against Murray's troops in 1760.

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1822 - Woman Thief
Many robberies have lately been committed in the Parishes of St. Foy and Cap Rouge, in Canada, and one or two buildings have been burnt. These depreditions are attributed to a notorious woman named Marie Lapointe, who leads a gipsey life, depending upon theft, and sometimes upon begging for subsistence. She is a very short, dark and sharp featured woman, generally habited in man's clothes, with a sash round her body; she is supposed to be aided by other offenders. A warrant has been obtained for her apprehension, and a party of 30 or 40 of the inhabitants have secured the woods twice without success. - N. Y. Advertiser.
City Gazette
South Carolina
October 30, 1822
On the municipal level, the municipality of the parish of Sainte-Foy, created in 1845, which became a city in 1949, will merge with the municipality of the parish of l'Ancienne-Lorette in 1971 to form the new city of Sainte-Foy.

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1845 - A young Canadian, named Theopilus Hamel, at St. Foy, near Quebec, having exhibited great talents in the art of design, was sent to Rome for completion of his studies.
His parents being poor, his means soon fell short and an application was made to the Legislative Assembly in his behalf. But the body not having power to entertain the application, a subscription was once opened among the members, being headed by Gov Metcalf, who subscribed £20.
The Rutland County Herald
Rutland, Vermont
April 17, 1845
1873
ST. FOY, a post village and parish in Quebec co., Que., 4 miles from Quebec. It contains 1 store, 3 hotels, and an inebriate asylum. Pop. 1,625.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1888 - September 3 - A young farmer, of St. Foys, Que., carried off a neighbors's daughter and made a bee line for Uncle Sam's domains.
The enraged parent of the girl is after the fugitives.
Manitoba Free Press
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
September 3, 1888
1895 - Saint Foy
Saint Foy, a post-village and parish in Quebec co., Quebec, 4 miles S.W. of Quebec. It contains a store, 3 hotels, and an inebriate asylum. Pop. 1625.
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
Saint Foy, a post-village of Quebec co., Quebec, 4 miles SW. of Quebec.
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
1979 - 17 DIE, 7 INJURED IN PLANE CRASH.
St. Foy, Que. (UPI) - Seventeen people died and seven were seriously injured Thursday night in the fiery crash of a Quebec Air turboprop that plunged into a field and shattered into three pieces minutes after taking off.

The dead included all three crew members and 14 passengers, a Quebec Air spokesman said today. The seven injured were reported out of danger but in serious condition with burns and fractures.
The Fairchild F-27 aircraft, bound for Montreal, took off from St. Foy's L'Ancienne Laurette airport in suburban Quebec City at 6:50 p.m. EST Thursday.

"Off the take-off, Quebec Air flight 255 advised the control tower of engine trouble and was given immediate permission to make an emergency landing," Derek Crossen, director-general of the regional airline, said today.

Runways were cleared. The plane circled the airport twice, then skimmed over a local restaurant with flames bursting from one engine before crashing into a field less than a mile from a runway, breaking... Read MORE...

Sainte-Foy
Sainte-Foy, Qué, city, pop 72 547 (2001c), 72 330 (1996c), 71 133 (1991c), 69 615 (1986c), area 83.85 km2, inc 1855, situated in the Québec region, is located on the north bank of the St Lawrence River. This neighbour of Québec City covers an area of 84.52 square km.

The origin of its toponym is uncertain and can be attributed to a variety of circumstances occurring between 1626 and 1669. The name may have originated from a Huron adolescent who was baptized in France around 1626 or 1627 with the name of Louys de Saincte-Foy. Alternately, it may have come from the presence of Pierre de Puiseaux, seigneur of Sainte-Foy, around 1637. There is one certainty - since 1678, the name Sainte-Foy was frequently used and the military papers of the war of 1759-60 used the name Sainte-Foy exclusively.

The Battle of Sainte-Foy occurred on 28 April 1760. It was the last victory that the franco-canadiennes had over the British. Since 1995 this battle has been officially commemorated in April of ... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Sainte-Foy:
Parc de la Plage-Jacques-Cartier: This park is a haven for outdoor lovers. You can enjoy swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, and picnicking along the shores of the St. Lawrence River. In the winter, it transforms into a snowy wonderland with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails.

Village Vacances Valcartier: Just a short drive from Sainte-Foy, this waterpark and winter playground is perfect for families. During the summer, you can cool off on water slides and lazy rivers, while in the winter, the snow park features tubing and ice skating.

Place Laurier: For shopping enthusiasts, Place Laurier is a sprawling shopping center with a wide range of stores, from fashion boutiques to electronics shops. It's a great place to indulge in some retail therapy.

Battlefields Park (Parc des Champs-de-Bataille): Explore this historic park, which is home to the Plains of Abraham, where the famous Battle of Quebec took place in 1759. It's perfect for leisurely walks, picnics, and... Read MORE...

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