Chapleau in Sudbury District, Ontario — Central Canada
Louis Hémon 1880-1913
The author of "Maria Chapdelaine", Hémon was born at Brest, France. He immigrated to Canada in 1911 and spent about eight months in the Lac St. Jean region of Quebec. While working on a farm near Péribonka, he wrote this well known novel, a story of habitant pioneer life, which won widespread recognition. Acclaimed by literary critics in France, it was translated into English and many other languages. The French and English versions sold over a million copies. Though "Maria Chapdelaine" created much controversy, it has been one of the most widely read books written on French Canada. Killed by a train near Chapleau, Hémon is buried in a local cemetery.
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
Location. 47° 50.458′ N, 83° 24.21′ W. Marker is in Chapleau, Ontario, in Sudbury District. Marker is at the intersection of Monk Street and Elm Street, on the right when traveling north on Monk Street. Marker is located in Centennial Park, in the shadow of steam engine #5433. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Louis Hémon. (Submitted on August 4, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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