MP-0000.982.10 | Railway station, St. Jérôme, QC, about 1910

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Railway station, St. Jérôme, QC, about 1910
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1910, 20th century
Ink on paper mounted on card - Collotype
8 x 11 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Cityscape (3948) , Print (10661) , rail (370) , Train (185) , Transportation (2517)
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Keys to History

In 1910, St. Jérôme was the most important municipality in the Lower Laurentians. It was a small industrial town, with paper and rubber factories, as well as being a service centre for the surrounding countryside. The town had been linked to Montreal by rail since 1876 thanks to the repeated requests of Father Labelle, who campaigned for a northern railway. Its station had the classical structure of 19th-century railway stations. A destination for some, St. Jérôme was for others the first stage on a longer journey to the north.