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Local History Alive: French Canadian Connection to Two Rivers

September 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rogers Street Fishing Village Executive Director Greg Goodchild describes the rich history of the French Canadians who migrated to Two Rivers from Quebec. The LeClairs, Allies, Gauthiers, Gagnons, LaFonds, Vaudreuils, Lonzos and Sanvilles arrived here in the mid-1800s, some coming via the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes in mackinaws to engage in fishing operations, and some seeking livelihoods in the booming logging industry. Discover what led them to settle here and establish the longest-running commercial fishing district on the Great Lakes. No registration required.

Details

Date:
September 20, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue

Lester Public Library
1001 Adams St
Two Rivers, WI 54241 United States
Phone:
(920) 793-8888