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Beverly Prud'homme 
Glenn F. Cartwright
Rawdon Historical Society
 Municipality of Rawdon, S Que., Canada, 35 mi/56 km N of Montreal; 4602'N 7342'W. Lumbering, dairying,  potatoes

Our gift to the next generation...

From Beverly: 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.

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 Prud'homme 


Have you signed our Guestbook? 
Are you a curious person? Are there things you might like to know about Rawdon's past?

  • Did you know that Dorwin had built a railway to Rawdon long before the CNR arrived?
  • Did you know that a mayor of Rawdon drowned on his way to Montreal?
  • 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?
  • Is this photograph of the village at the McCord Museum really Rawdon QC?
  • Have you ever seen the first 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
    The Rawdons  - Stan C. Rawdon (Stan lives in Winchester, England and is fascinated with the history of Lord Rawdon.  He'd love to hear from you.  Click here to 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  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

    The content of this page is the responsibility of the author and has not been reviewed or approved by McGill University, nor should the opinions or statements expressed herein be taken as a position or endorsement of McGill University. 

    This page last updated 2008/07/16
    2000-2007 Glenn F. Cartwright  last revised 2005/10/23

    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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