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 Municipality of Rawdon, S Que., Canada, 35 mi/56 km N of Montreal; 4602'N 7342'W. Lumbering, dairying,  potatoes
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Saviez-vous que Rawdon a une société historique? vous y trouverez plus de 200 ans d'histoire ... chroniques sur la vie à Rawdon des générations de citoyens avant.
Il ya un messagerie et vous pouvez vous le joindre c'est gratuit et surveillé par des bénévoles. Nous sommes à la recherche d'écrivains talentueux pret a exprimer leurs points de vue sur des sujets d'aujourd'hui... Créer l'histoire .. la discussion est surtout en anglais et nous avons besoin d'un éditeur français .. il y a des volontaires?
Joignez-vous à la SOCIÉTÉ HISTORIQUE De RAWDON .. en savoir plus sur le passé et le plan pour l'avenir ..
 
From BEVERLY BLAGRAVE: Should you have any questions feel free to contact me.
For those members who are at a distance I will keep you posted and send a summary of the evening events, possibly even photos.
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Up To Rawdon
by Daniel Parkinson

Up To Rawdon traces the origins of more than 250 families who settled at Rawdon 1820 - 1850. Although some may still be found at Rawdon, others and their descendants went from Rawdon to the Eastern Townships, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, New England, the American Midwest and many other places.It identifies the first Rawdon settler and tells the story of J. E. Burton, the first clergyman, of any faith, to live at Rawdon. You will learn about the building of the first school and the first church in the township in which Burton played a considerable role.It is very personal account of Rawdon's history from my own point of view and based on my research in original sources. It includes stories entrusted to me by individuals from many families.

Rawdon had a sizeable population before 1852, the families were large and prolific and their descendants may now be found across North America, Australia, Europe and indeed almost everywhere. There are chapters on the military background of many settlers, the story of the militia, the surprising influence of American settlers and how British (Irish, English, Scottish), American, Canadien, Acadian and Protestant and Catholic cultures interacted.
Up To Rawdon

As many followers of this site will know, Daniel Parkinson of Toronto has published a two part study of early Rawdon settlement, which is also available in e-book format. The e-book gives one both volumes and allows searching. This is handy as some families show up in many chapters.

One may read all about the project at uptorawdon.com, which has many additional pages of information to peruse. One will also find free, original, research material, which is not found elsewhere on the internet.

Additional reviews may be read at http://www.lulu.com where Up To Rawdon has been a consistent sales leader in the history section. This is a self-published book, which is published to order and will be printed and mailed and in your hands in about ten days. The e-book is downloaded immediately on payment by credit card or PayPal.

It is almost a year since I published Up To Rawdon and have had fairly good sales. However,I think there are many people out there still to tap. People tell me they "plan " to buy and I want to say "what's stopping you".
Thanks for the boost -
Daniel Parkinson

HERE'S A NEW SECTION Grading the Roads ! The Barracks ! Lower Metcalfe Street !! Catholic Tombstones at Canadiana Village DERELICT BARNS ~ RAWDON IN THE 40'S ~ GraveStones at Silver Birches ~ MEMORIES OF MARY COPPING plus HELEN COPPING'S CHRISTMAS ...WE HAVE ALSO POSTED NEW MEMOIRS FROM HELEN COPPING .. CHURCH TIME, OLDTIME RADIO , DR. SMILEY, Summer Activities in Rawdon 1930s, Rawdon School Days ENJOY..

For more information, READ A BRIEF HISTORY OF RAWDON to attend any of the meetings, or to join the society, send e-mail to BEVERLY BLAGRAVE

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Are you a curious person? Are there things you might like to know about Rawdon's past?
  • Do you know what year the Red River was dammed to make a lake?
  • Have you read the Copping Diaries? (see below)
  • Do you have ancestors buried in Rawdon?
  • Have you ever seen the bridge built at 6th Avenue, Rawdon?
  • Does anyone know the location of this "mystery" train station?  Please tell us.
  • Do you know where the Rawdon Ski Bowl was?
  • Do you know where this 1939 winter street dance took place?
  • We will try to answer all these questions and many more in the months to come. Keep watching!

    Help:  does anyone have a picture or early photo of the United (or Methodist, as it was at the time) Church that you would like to share (lend)? 

    Do you have photos or historical items you would like us to scan and post here on our web site?  Contact us!

            Beverly Prud’homme

    HISTORY
    Sir Francis Rawdon - Glenn F. Cartwright
    Rawdon, the Hills of Home: A History of the Old Rawdon Township by Beverly Prud'homme
    1825 Rawdon Census

    Introduction to the Journal of George Copping of Rawdon, Quebec
    The Copping Diaries: 1836, 1837, 1838, 1840, 1843, 1844, 1845  by George Copping (1780-1849)

    Glossary of Terms, People, and Trades
    Introduction to the The Masons  Richard E. A. Mason
    Mason's Falls Beverly Prud’homme
    Notes from Patrick Mason (1818-1900)
    The Masons of Mason's Falls

    Mr. Jedediah H. Dorwin  Glenn F. Cartwright
    Railways of Rawdon web page

    Some Rawdon Telephone Numbers from 1953

    CONTEMPORARY
    Cemeteries of Rawdon
    Rawdon Chamber of Commerce

    PHOTOS
    THEN NOW
    Churches
    Christ Church, Rawdon (Anglican) circa 1912
     St. John's Anglican Church, Kildare, 1924, post-1924
    St. George's Anglican, Wexford, circa 1952
    St. Patrick's Roman Catholic
    Mid Laurentian United Church
    Hotels
    Heather Lodge
    Stores
    Haddad's 1950
    Morin's
    Haddad's 2002
    Morin's 2002


    Sans histoire, il n'y a pas de futur
    Without a past, we have no future

     

      HISTORY
    The Rawdons  - Stan C. Rawdon (Drop Stan a line and give him your comments)
    Sir Francis Rawdon - Glenn F. Cartwright
    Rawdon, the Hills of Home: A History of the Old Rawdon Township by Beverly Prud'homme
    1825 Rawdon Census

    Introduction to the Journal of George Copping of Rawdon, Quebec
    The Copping Diaries: 1836, 1837, 1838, 1840, 1843, 1844, 1845  by George Copping (1780-1849)

    Glossary of Terms, People, and Trades
    Introduction to the The Masons  Richard E. A. Mason
    Mason's Falls Beverly Prud’homme
    Notes from Patrick Mason (1818-1900)
    The Masons of Mason's Falls

    Mr. Jedediah H. Dorwin
    Railways of Rawdon

    Some Rawdon Telephone Numbers from 1953

    CONTEMPORARY
    Cemeteries of Rawdon
    Masonville and Morindale
    Rawdon Chamber of Commerce
    PHOTOS
     


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