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The Impacts of the Railway


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The origins of the railway men

Extract of the census of Fraserville, Quebec, Canada, 1891

This extract of the census of the town of Fraserville contains information on the origins of the railway men, their place of birth, religion, and profession in 1891. The station and railway shops only hired men who had completed a recognized apprenticeship, and therefore, attracted skilled workers. Many of the mechanics, locomotive engineers, and brakemen who immigrated to the town were born in Ireland, England, Scotland, the Maritime Provinces, and the United States.

Library and Archives Canada, Temiscouata County, City of Fraserville, p. 110-111.
Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, CANADA
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Learning Object Collection: The arrival of the railway
Learning Object: The population of Fraserville in 1891
Institution: Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent