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Wideview of Louis Hémon 1880-1913 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Kevin Craft, July 11, 2017
Wideview of Louis Hémon 1880-1913 Marker
Ontario (Sudbury District), Chapleau — 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 . . . — Map (db m106529) HM
Ontario (Sudbury District), Naughton — Salter's Meridian 1856
While laying out a meridian line (a north-south survey line) in 1856, provincial land surveyor Albert Salter observed severe compass needle deflections some five kilometres north of here. Alexander Murray, assistant provincial geologist, examined . . . — Map (db m106532) HM
Ontario (Sudbury District), Naughton — Whitefish Lake Post
The Hudson's Bay Company had established a fur trading post on the western shore of Whitefish Lake by 1824. It was hoped that a depot adjacent to the portage route to Wakami Lake would help prevent independent traders in Michigan, Wisconsin and . . . — Map (db m106534) HM

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