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The Impacts of the Railway

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

The neighbourhood’s first streets

Rue Saint-André, Rue Saint-Elzéar, Rue Fraserville, Rue Témiscouata, Rivière-du-Loup

With the opening of the Intercolonial Railway line, the station was too small; in 1883, increased activity justified the construction of a new building. Since the arrival of the railway twenty year earlier, farm and woodland had given way to stores, hotels, and houses. The first streets of this sector were laid out along the Rivière du Loup and on the slope that rose behind the station.

Société d’histoire et de généalogie de Rivière-du-Loup, Fonds Société d’histoire
1883
Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, CANADA
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