Charles-Alfred Roy, known as Desjardins, the "boss" of Saint-André de Kamouraska

Creator(s): Musée régional de Kamouraska

Born in 1846, Charles-Alfred Roy, known as Desjardins, was self-taught. He started out with a shop bought from a watchmaker, for whom he had worked, to launch a business building farm machinery. His success was such that he was a multi-millionaire by the turn of the century. Follow the life of wealthy, self-taught industrialist Charles-Alfred Roy, who has had a profound influence on the history of the town of Saint-André de Kamouraska.

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