Date: Around 1890
Source: Société d’histoire de la Rivière-du-Nord, Michel Sauvé collection
Reference no.: P013,P02
Antoine Labelle saw the long hours he spent at his desk in the legislature in Quebec City as a necessary sacrifice for the good of his country. Whenever the opportunity presented itself, though, he would return home to engage in one of his favourite activities: travelling in the Northern Townships. This photograph shows him on what was surely one of his last such expeditions, a trip to Chute-aux-Iroquois (today the city of Labelle). Settlers were always delighted to welcome back their curé, and came in large numbers to greet him.