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Cours de Bryson v.1905 / Bryson Courthouse, c.1905. (Collection privée / Private collection)
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Did you know that maple syrup is the oldest agricultural product in Quebec? It all began with the native Indians who called it “Sweet Water.” When spring returned and the maple sap was running the Indians offered the boiled thickened syrup as a sacrifice to the Great Spirit. “Sugaring off” was largely a woman’s function in Iroquois communities. The men cut notches into tree trunks and small wooden troughs were stuck into the bark. In the early stages of European colonization the natives showed the arriving colonists how to tap the trunks of maple trees during the early spring.
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Written in honour of the pioneers of Aylwin Township (now Kazabazua Township), Celebrating 150 Years begins in the 1830s with the lumber industries of Hamilton and Gilmour and official advice to settlers from His Maj
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This early postcard, depicting the steamer Agnes on the Lièvre River near Buckingham, dates to about 1905. (Photo - OHWM)
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A scene in the Gatineau Valley in Wakefield. (Photo - Matthew Farfan)
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The young boy was standing in front of a small wooden table on which laid a birthday cake with four lit candles. You could see the gleam in the little guy’s face, and his underlying smile of knowing that this was his day to be celebrated, and his day alone. Dressed in a clean white shirt, dark slacks, and a clip-on bow tie, we could sense what he was thinking as he continued his bright-eyed stare into the candles. We could almost feel his wonder at what other miracles life would bring, and that this birthday was certainly one of them.
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The publication, Cemetery Heritage in Quebec: A Handbook , is still available.
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The historical development of the Outaouais has often found its origin in the Pontiac. It is within the Pontiac where the oldest traces of human artefacts were discovered, shortly after the retreat of the Champlain Sea. Archaeological discoveries found on Morrison Island revealed that the river in the Pontiac had become “the copper route”, starting from the Great Lakes and leading up to Eastern Quebec.
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