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Encyclopedia > Fort St. Pierre

Fort St. Pierre was the first La Verendrye fort built west of Fort Kaministiquia. It was built built in 1731 when the first western commander started his explorations, fur trading and the search for the western sea. The fort was located at the west end of Rainy Lake near the mouth of Rainy River. The actual construction took place in the fall and was carried out by La Verendrye's nephew, Christopher Dufrost de La Jemeraye and his eldest son, Jean Baptiste de La VĂ©rendrye while the father returned to Fort Kaministiquia for the winter. Although considered more symbolic than economic, the fort provided an early link in the important trade route from Montreal to the west. Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye (born November 17, 1685 - died December 5, 1749) was a French-Canadian military officer, fur trader and explorer. ... Events 10 Downing Street becomes the official residence of the United Kingdoms Prime Minister when Robert Walpole moves in. ... Christopher Dufrost de La Jemeraye (also known as Christophe Dufrost de La Jemerais with various variations on the last name),(b December 6, 1708 – d May 10, 1736), was the lieutenant and nephew of Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye in the exploratory party which headed west... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay MPs Vivian Barbot, Bernard Bigras, Denis Coderre, Irwin Cotler, Stéphane Dion, Gilles Duceppe, Marlene Jennings, Francine Lalonde, Jean Lapierre, Paul Martin, Réal Ménard, Serge Ménard, Maria Mourani, Massimo Pacetti, Bernard Patry...




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  • (http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/transactions/1/lakeofthewoods.shtml)
  • (http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/transactions/3/verendryes.shtml)

 
 

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