"BELLE RIVER ONTARIO" Belle River by LoriPori
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"The settlement of this area began following the survey in 1793 of the lots fronting on the Belle River. Among the early settlers were many French Canadians from the vicinity of the Detroit River. When the Great Western Railway was constructed, 1852-53, a station named Belle River was opened here. By 1855 a steam grist-mill and sawmill had been erected by Luc Ouellette and others, and a community known as Rochester soon developed. It was supported by a brisk lumber trade but attracted few other industries and in 1866 had only 300 inhabitants. On November 26, 1874, the community now comprising over 750 persons, was incorporated as the Village of Belle River, and on January 1, 1969, it became a Town."
This inscription is on a Plaque " The Founding of Belle River" located in Ladoucer Park at the corner of St. Peter Street.
I'm going to use my Belle River page to highlight the pictures of MOTHER GOOSE AND BABIES. See the Travelogues below this page. Enjoy!
Isabelle and Frank Ladouceur donated the land that is now LADOUCEUR PARK. It is also known as Lion's Park. The 6.59 acre... more travel advice
Located at 300 South Street at the intersection of St. Peter Street, BELLE RIVER UNITED CHURCH has been serving Bell... more travel advice
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