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Rivière-du-Loup, Québec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

John McLoughlin

1784 - 1857

 
 
John McLoughlin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
1. John McLoughlin Marker
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Originaire de Rivière-du-Loup, McLoughlin fut d'abord médecin avant de se joindre à la Compagnie du Nord-Ouest en 1806. En 1814, il devint partenaire hivernant et, en 1820, il dirigea un groupe de dissidents qui désiraient s'unir à la Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson. Par la suite, il devint agent principal de la nouvelle compagnie, même s'il n'avait pas participé aux négociations. Chargé du district de Columbia, il établit son quartier général non loin de l'embouchure du fleuve et, après sa retraite, il demeura dans cette région qui devint territoire américain. Il est connu comme "le Père de l'Orégon".

Born in Rivière-du-Loup, McLoughlin was a physician before joining the North West Company in 1806. In 1814 he became a wintering partner, and in 1820 led a group of dissident Nor'Westers seeking union with the Hudson's Bay Company. Although McLoughlin was ignored in the formal negotiations, he became a Chief Factor when the companies merged. He was placed in charge of the Columbia District and established his headquarters on the lower Columbia River where he spent the rest of his life. After retirement he
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remained in what became American territory, and is known as "the Father of Oregon".
 
Erected 1951 by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 47° 50.164′ N, 69° 32.205′ W. Marker is in Rivière-du-Loup, Québec. Marker is on Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville just east of rue Lafontaine (Québec Route 185), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville, Rivière-du-Loup QC G5R 3Y7, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Le projet Fraserville / The Fraserville Project (a few steps from this marker); Hôtel de Ville / City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Hôtel-de-Ville-de-Rivière-du-Loup / Rivière-du-Loup Town Hall (a few steps from this marker); CJFP (within shouting distance of this marker); L'Hôtel de ville de Rivière-du-Loup (within shouting distance of this marker); L'Église de Saint-André / The Church of Saint-André
John McLoughlin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
2. John McLoughlin Marker
(approx. 23.1 kilometers away); L'Église / The Church (approx. 24.8 kilometers away); Le couvent du Saint-Rosaire / The Saint-Rosaire Convent (approx. 24.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rivière-du-Loup.
 
Also see . . .
1. John McLoughlin à Dictionnaire biographique du Canada. (Submitted on October 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John McLoughlin at Dictionary of Canadian Biography. (Submitted on October 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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