The Wandering Yankee; Or, the Fun of Seeing Canada

The Wandering Yankee; Or, the Fun of Seeing Canada

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...an element toward which he in life ever faced. The four tablets on the pedestal are well worthy of inspection. The monument faces Notre Dame street. Following on the river front we pass the huge Bonsecours Market Building. The western part was formerly occupied by the municipal offices, the eastern end, second floor, was used for balls and public concerts, and also for a while as a public drill hall, but is now used as a market for produce. Just east of the market, stands the ancient Bonsecours Church which was begun in 1658, finished in 1675, burned in 1754, rebuilt 1771 to '73--remodelled out of sight in 1894 and '95--until none of the old is to be seen--even the original stones have been plastered over. The first street east is Friponne one block long, leading up to St. Paul street, Here is seen the old Friponne House used by Intendant Bigot. The name means "Cheating House," and was given it from the fact that Bigot and his followers were the most notorious band of cheats who ever came from old France. Sam says, " 'Tis a shame he died so soon, for what a Boodler he would have made to be sure, and no wan would have said a word agin him, as in this age he'd have been respictable." Just beyond we come to the end of the great river dyke, and also at this point ends Commissioner street. Here we see the yards of the Canadian Pacific with its two immense grain elevators, behind which stood the old military barracks, with its large, quaint gateway. This barracks was originally a nunnery. Between this and Craig street was Dalhousie Square, now occupied and known as Place Viger Station and hotel--the ground having been removed to a depth of twenty feet, out to the river. This excavation having cut through Notre Dame street, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889207
  • 9781236889201