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Les impacts du chemin de fer


Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec

Immigrant families

Scottish immigrant family, Rivière-du-Loup, 1904.

The jobs offered by the railway companies attracted immigrants of various origins. Many were of English or Scottish origin, and most were Protestant. They represented 8% of the population of Fraserville in the 1880s. If they wished to marry French-Canadians, Protestants were obliged to obtain a dispensation from the bishop of the diocese before the marriage could take place. This was a common situation in those days.

Fonds Stanislas Belle, Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Frank King, b07655

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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