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Some historical dates - 1800s-

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In 1823: Construction of the third church in Rimouski. The oldest stone church in eastern Quebec, the one that will become the Rimouski regional museum on June 24, 1972. It is located between the cathedral and the Rimouski maritime institute.

In 1825: Construction of the house occupied today by Pierre-Paul Lepage, on the summit row in Rimouski, house built by Pierre Lepage and Agnès Ruest (m. On January 29, 1811), renovated several times thereafter.

In 1829: Canonical erection of the parish of Sainte-Luce, on the territory of the former lordship Lepage-Thibierge of Anse-aux-Coques.

In 1833: Appointment of the first resident parish priest of Rimouski. The seigniory belongs in part to the heirs of Joseph Drapeau and in part to the heirs of Louis Lepage, Charles Lepage, Paulette Lepage, Jean Lepage, Ulger Lepage, Édouard Pouliot, Victor Rehel, Alexandre and Etienne Côté, André Côté, Théodore Gagnon, Pierre Gagné said Bellavance, Hilaire Saint-Laurent, Octave Ruest, Siméon Lelièvre, Nicolas Lévesque and Olivier Pinault.

In 1854: Abolition of the seigneurial regime.

In 1854: Construction of the current Rimouski Cathedral which will be completed in 1862. Opening on January 9, 1862. Erection into a cathedral on January 15, 1867 by Bishop Jean Langevin and consecration on May 28, 1953 by Bishop Charles-Eugène Parent.

1858: On March 10, canonical erection of the parish of St-Anaclet de Lessard, on part of the territory of the former seigneury of Pierre Lessard.

By Marius Lepage

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