MP-0000.979.15 | C.P.R. Station, L'Annonciation, QC, about 1910

 
Photograph
C.P.R. Station, L'Annonciation, QC, about 1910
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1910, 20th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on card - Gelatin silver process
7 x 12 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.979.15
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Cityscape (3948) , Photograph (77678) , rail (370) , Train (185) , Transportation (2517)
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In 1910, the train had just arrived in L'Annonciation, a village on the Rouge River in the Upper Laurentians. In those years, the new station welcomed dozens of families that came to settle in the region. These colonists dreamed of finding fertile land and living from agriculture. They discovered instead unfarmable land and very difficult living conditions. Work in the forest would often be the only way to provide for the needs of the family.