John Redpath

John Redpath

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Redpath (1796 - March 5, 1869) was a Scots-Quebecer businessman and philanthropist who helped pioneer the industrial movement that made Montreal, Quebec the largest and most prosperous city in Canada. John Redpath was born in Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland during the period of the Lowland Clearances that created economic hardship and dislocation for many Scottish families. As such, the twenty-year-old Redpath chose to emigrate to Canada. With limited funds for ship passage, the nearly penniless Redpath disembarked at Quebec City then walked barefoot to Montreal, then a city of only 16,000 residents. Once there, he found employment in the construction industry, working as a stonemason. In November of that year, Redpath witnessed the first installation of oil streetlamps in the city on rue St. Paul.show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 154g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136537591
  • 9786136537597