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Clarence Point & Clarence Creek's History



At / Near :

Clarence Creek, Ontario, Canada

Language :  

french

Suggested transport :

   car     

Trail :  

unrestricted

Points of interest :  

16

Rating :  

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Target :  

Everyone

Accessibility :

  • Permanently, the whole year
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Presented by

Cité de Clarence-Rockland


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Clarence Point & Clarence Creek's History

Description


In 1853, the first settlers arrived from Saint-Augustin in Québec. They bought land to practice agriculture. A first chapel was built in 1859. In 1865, the village had two hundred families. In 1881, the Clarence Creek parish included all of the Clarence Township. The post office was established on March 1st 1867 under the Clarence Creek name. The name of the post office was changed to Lafontaine on September 1st 1935 and to Clarence Creek on June 16th 1936. A small community francophone newspaper “Le Ralliement” was created on April 11th by Télésphore Rochon.  A train service was established on September 4th 1895 with the Grand Tronc Company, which greatly helped the hay exportation towards the United States.

The railroad line linking Limoges (South Indian) to Rockland greatly promoted the economic development, allowing the transportation of hay, which production was abundant. From a humble blacksmith shop, the Bélisle family developed and important car dealership, Bélisle Automobiles, well known in Ontario and Québec. Télésphore Rochon and Onésime Guibord participated in the funding of the Association Canadienne Française d’Éducation d'Ontario(ACFEO) and also to the foundation of the newspaper ''Le Droit''. Successful businessperson, Onésime Guibord became Member of Provincial Parliament for Russell Township in 1898.

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  1.  

    1. Baptist Church and cemitery

  2.  

    2. Stephen Tucker Sr. House

  3.  

    3. Tucker Domain

  4.  

    4. Maison Margaret Tucker

  5.  

    5. Maison Willard Tucker

  6.  

    6. Israël Jubinville House

  7.  

    7. Beauchamp Houses

  8.  

    8. Lime Kiln

  9.  

    9. Ste-Félicité Church & Presbytery

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    10. Télesphone Perrin House

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    11. Onésime Guibord House & Store

  12.  

    12. Bélisle Houses & Garage

  13.  

    13. Provincial Bank

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    14. Lachance Farm

  15.  

    15. Napoléon Galand House

  16.  

    16. Louis Hotte Farm

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