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Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Québec, Canada
1832 - The Parish of St. Roch (L'Assomption seigniory)



occupies the centre of the fief; its handsome church and a few well-built houses round it are seated on a beautiful and well-chosen spot in a bend if the R. Archigan; this small village contains a good putlic school, for the establishment of which M. Raizenne, the cure, expended 500l. in the space of 10 years, endeavoring, not without success, to prove to his parishioners the advantages of education. Nearly half the lands in this P. are of indifferent quality. There is a mineral water, on the farm of Levy Martel, which has been known for more than half a century as only a saline spring; the salt extracted from it is as pure as that of Liverpool; it is said to be medicinal, and many respectable persons, who pretend to have tasted the waters of Saratoga and who have also drank of this spring, declare that there is no difference in the taste: it still increases in reputation.

Population 1036
Churches, R.C. 1
Cures 1
Presbyteries 1
Schools 2
Villages 1
Corn-mills 1
Carding-mills 2
Fulling-mills 2
Saw-mills 2
Medical men 1
Notaries 1
Shop-keepers 4
Taverns 6
Artisans 25

A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832

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