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A WOMAN WITH A PASSION
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Louis-Philippe Hébert, of Acadian background, was born in Sainte-Sophie-de-Halifax in 1850.
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Landscape painter Aaron Allan Edson was born in 1846 in Stanbridge, Missisquoi County.
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The Lovell Family of Barnston and Coaticook, Quebec is recognized as one of the most prominent and distinguished families of the Eastern Townships. The surname was originally “Lovewell” which over time evolved in to “Lovell” the form which remains in use today.
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Born in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts in 1916, Jean-Jacques Bertrand attended the Séminaire de Saint-Hyacinthe and later, the Université de Montréal where he studied law.
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To date the only Premier of Quebec native to the Eastern Townships is Daniel Johnson Sr., who was born in Sainte-Anne-de-Danville in 1915.
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To date, Louis S. St-Laurent is the only Canadian Prime Minister born in the Eastern Townships. His life began in Compton in 1882. St-Laurent's parents, a French Canadian father and an Irish mother, ran a general store and were of modest means.
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Sir Wilfrid Laurier, one of Canada's most illustrious Prime Ministers, spent much of his adult life in the Eastern Townships. Laurier, who was born in Saint-Lin in the Laurentians in 1841, studied law at McGill University where he received his degree in 1864.
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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 early history of the Eastern Townships Telephone Company is also the story of Carlos Skinner. A jeweller and watchmaker by trade, and a native of Waterloo, Skinner, according to writer Paul Delaney, was a "man of boundless energy with an abiding curiosity in new scientific developments."
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Mail delivery in the Eastern Townships dates to about 1800. At that early date, virtually all of the settlers in the region were recent arrivals from New England.
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The first newspapers in the Eastern Townships served the New England settlers who populated the region at that time.
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Several commercial steamers have operated on Lake Memphremagog over the course of its history.
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(Continued from Steamers of Lake Memphremagog, Part 2)
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(Continued from Steamers of Lake Memphremagog, Part 2)
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Up until the 1840s, the bridge in Sherbrooke was the only one across the St. Francis River.
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The 19th century saw a massive railway boom all across the Eastern Townships.
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For many years roads in the Eastern Townships were primitive and impassable to wheeled traffic for most of year.
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