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« Reply #15 on: Nov 19th, 2004, 6:43pm »

Hi Hollym, my name is Terry and I live in Montreal Canada, came here from the west coast Vancouver or what I like to call Striderland. I love my city.

The following is Area History
From a democratic Iroquois society to a cultural blend of Europe and North America, the history of Montréal is a long and varied one ranging from pre-history to today. Discover its diversity in its people, architecture and culture. With over 360 years of history, Montréal will amaze and wow you.

Six Nations Confederacy of Iroquois
The Algonquin, Huron and Iroquois called the present Québec area home for thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans. But they didn't always get along peacefully. So in the 15th Century five Iroquois tribes established a democratic confederacy comprised of the Mohawks, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca. The sixth nation, the Tuscaroras, didn't join until the 18th Century when they moved to Iroquois country. Together these people comprise the oldest living participatory democracy on earth and a formidable force against neighbouring tribes and the Europeans.

European Settlement
When French explorer Jacques Cartier arrived in present day Québec City, then called Donacona, Iroquois Chief Stadcona befriended him and told him of a shiny stone upriver. So Cartier set out in search of what he thought was gold, which led him to the village of Hochelaga on the Island of Montréal. The local Iroquois led him to the top of the local mountain and Cartier plant the first of the famous cross atop Mont Royal in honour of his sponsor King Francis I. It turned out that the shiny stone was just quartz.

Seventy years later in 1614, Samuel de Champlain went to Hochelaga but the village no longer existed. He started to set up a fur trading post at Port Royale on the Island of Montréal, but the Iroquois Confederacy successfully defended their land along with the Huron and Algonquin. It wasn't until 1639 when Jerome Le Royer, a French tax collector, established a settlement on the Island of Montréal. Later, Catholic missionary Paul de Chomedey set up a mission named Ville Marie on Place Royal, and he placed another cross on the top of Mont Royal.

Naming Montréal
Ville Marie became a fur-trading centre and the Iroquois began their attacks again. Despite the attacks, the colony prospered as a religious centre, exploration base, and fur centre. In 1701, a peace treaty was signed between the Iroquois and French and you can still see building from this time in Vieux Montréal.

There are a few stories behind how Montréal got its name. One story says that it stems from Mont Royal. Another says that King François named it for Archbishop Monreale of Sicily who persuaded the Pope to annul Spanish and Portuguese claims in the New World, thus allowing the French to claim land. The third story claims that one of Cartier's men was from an area of France that was known for its fortresses name Montréal that were elevated on cliffs and the area reminded him of it. The true story may never be known.

From French to English
The Treaty of Paris 1763 ended the French and Indian War and made Canada a British colony. This brought an influx of English-speaking settlers, and because of this immigration many French Quebecois refer to this time as "the Conquest ". In 1775, American Revolutionist briefly held the city, but they soon left when it was apparent they couldn't take Canada. As more and more English-speaking merchants came to Montréal, more French merchants returned to France. Soon the dominant business language was English. And then with the advent of the North West Company Montréal's golden-era of fur-trading began as they rivalled the Hudson Bay Company.

Boom Time
As Montréal population grew to 9000 in the early 1800s so did its business. After the Hudson Bay Company bought the North West Company and Montréal declined as a fur-trading centre in 1821, Montréal became Canada's transportation centre. Canal de Lachine opened and shipping replaced fur. The city boomed. Rail was built to New England, Toronto and the West, and factories sprung-up along Canal Lachine.

It was the capital of the United Provinces of Canada from 1844-49 and brought even more English-speaking immigrants: American Loyalists, Irish, Scottish and English. With a large wealthy Anglophone population, they built the first university, McGill, and built lavish homes at the foot of Mont Royal. But with this economic boom came thousands of immigrants from Italy, Russia, Eastern Europe and other parts of French Canada.

By the beginning of the 20th Century Montréal was the commercial and cultural centre of Canada.

War, Peace and Recovery
WWI arrived and even though most French and English Montréalers willingly volunteered for the cause French Montréalers opposed a mandatory draft. After the war, came Prohibition in the US and debauchery weekends in Montréal for Americans. They came for booze, gambling and women and the city earned the nickname Sin City. But it didn't help the high unemployment rates at the time. After the 1929 crash, with the rise of the middle -class came the rise of skyscrapers that change Montréal's landscape. No economic recovery could escape WWI and Mayor Camillian Houde's protestations against a draft. He urged his citizens to ignore Ottawa's register of all men and women because he feared it would lead to a draft. Ottawa insisted that it wouldn't lead to one because French Quebecois were set against it. Well, Ottawa wasn't impressed with Houde and they threw him into a prison camp until 1944, when they did indeed institute the draft. And it halted Montréal economic recovery for a little while.

Extensive Public Works Projects
After Montréal's population surpassed 1 million in the 1950's, Mayor Drapeau had great plans for the city. In 1958, he started development projects for a new subway system and underground city, enlarging Montréal's harbour, and opening the St. Lawrence Seaway. New buildings replaced the old, including Montréal's two tallest skyscrapers: the 49-storey Royal Bank of Canada Building and the 46-storey Place Victoria. Two new museums brought a breath of fresh air into Montréal culture scene. 1967 saw new expressways and the Metro in time for the World's Fair and the 50 million people it brung. The Summer Olympics arrived in 1976 and the Expos played their first game in 1977. Except for a few years in the 60's, Dupreau was in power until the mid-80s and brought Montréal into a new era even when Toronto overtook it as the economic centre of Canada.

Today
After Montréal's 350th Anniversary in 1992, more project were put in place. More museums, rehabilitating neighbourhoods, and an infusion of European and North American styles augment Montréal's unique charm, culture and sophistication. Each year Montréal gets better and better and that's why more and more people are coming to visit. From an Iroquois village to a cosmopolitan city, Montréal is truly an interesting Canada destination.
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« Reply #16 on: Feb 8th, 2005, 11:04am »

I live in New Hampshire now. Going on 2 years! Really love it. I am 60 miles away from where I work though in Massachusetts, but that's ok cuz' my sister lives in the same town. So I get to visit her and if I can't make it home I stay with her.

Grew up on the NE side of Massachusetts about 35 mi. N of Boston. Under an hour to both mountains and the ocean.....truly spoiled grin My favorite place is Gloucester, MA. It is an old seaport still in use for fisherman. TRUST THE GORTON'S FISHERMAN!! LALA!! LOL Do you guys have frozen Gorton't products in other areas or is it a NE thing? If you don't, the jingle means nothing to you and I am just rambling rolleyes

Oh well. I really enjoy all the variety of seasons. Maple sugar, farms, fresh macintosh apples from the tree mmmmm. Martha's Vineyard....you should see the bluffs! OMG...they are different colors....they look painted onto the land grin So beautiful !! Very quaint, otherworldly feel to the island. Carly Simon lives there, also Ted Danson and many others cool

That's my home....love it here. grin
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« Reply #17 on: Feb 8th, 2005, 1:18pm »

My husband & I moved to the high desert of northeastern Nevada a year ago last August. Next to retiring from a job that I had grown to hate, it's the best decision that I've ever made.

We average 300+ days of sunshine per year. Summers are warm & dry, and even the hottest days are comfortable unless standing directly in the sun. Winters are cold and dry. We had 2' of snow and were comfortable in light jackets. I only use my arctic gear (Thanks Navy!) when I walk to the mail box.

For cultural activities, we have the thriving metropolis of Elko, population about 18,000, just 10 miles away. The museum is world class, and has many public functions. The Cowboy Poetry Festival every January is world reknowned. First class entertainment is always available at the casinos, along with excellent food that is cheaper than you can prepare it at home.

When one wants to get away from it all, miles of trails exist in the high desert for horses or off road vehicles. The Ruby Mountains offer alpine lakes and even a year-round glacier, along with excellent trout fishing. A local reservoir provides trophy size trout and bass.

All sorts of wildlife is abundant, and the coyotes can be heard singing most nights. Deer, elk, and antelope can be hunted with gun or camera, and bear and cougar can occasionally be found. We have a family of cottontail rabbits right in our yard that the neighbors & I all feed.

Life here is like going back to the 1950s, for those of you who remember that era. Doors are seldom locked, and keys are left in most cars.

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« Reply #18 on: Feb 10th, 2005, 2:34pm »

Kate...........it sounds wonderful and so beautiful!
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« Reply #19 on: Feb 13th, 2005, 9:54pm »

Dianne emailed me another link for everyone to check out...

"I Think this link is the best way for you all to view the place where I live...Hugs Dianne"

http://www.rye-tourism.co.uk/home/link.asp?reclink=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ebexhill%2Don%2Dsea%2Eorg%2F

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« Reply #20 on: Feb 14th, 2005, 07:32am »

Thanks Dianne. It is really nice to see where peoples lives really are.
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« Reply #21 on: Feb 15th, 2005, 07:49am »

This has been such an interestin post............
Here is more on Chillicothe, Ohio where I live.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/hope/hd_hope.htm

http://www.ohioarch.org/StoryMound.htm

http://www.ohioarch.org/MoundCityMuseum.htm
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