The Rise and Fall of Farming in a Marginal Area: The Gatineau Valley, Quebec

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Author/collaborator
Title
The Rise and Fall of Farming in a Marginal Area: The Gatineau Valley, Quebec
Abstract
The first settlers in the Gatineau Valley area were Philemon Wright and a group of friends and their families who arrived in Hull Township from the United States in 1800. Originally intent on farming, they soon discovered that the area was only marginally suitable for agriculture and turned to exploiting the timber resources of the area. Irish settlers began moving into the area in 1819. French Canadian settlers entered the area after 1850. Out-migration from farm areas began around the turn of the twentieth century. The author outlines how farming in the Gatineau Valley evolved in partnership with the lumber industry.
Publication
Cahiers de géographie du Québec
Volume
Vol. 19
Issue
no. 48
Pages
573-582
Date
Décembre 1975
Language
en
Citation
Parson, Helen E. “The Rise and Fall of Farming in a Marginal Area: The Gatineau Valley, Quebec.” Cahiers de géographie du Québec Vol. 19, no. 48 (Décembre 1975): 573–582.
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