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"Little Canada" or "le petit Canada" is the name traditionally given to neighborhoods in cities and towns settled by immigrants from the Province of Quebec, known as French Canadians. Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor Linné) Tree Yellow Birch Bird Snowy Owl Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Approximately 900,000 French Canadians emigrated to the United States in the period of 1840-1930, the vast majority of whom settled in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Emigrants moved to states close to Quebec, particularly those bordering the province, because of their generally impoverished state and lack of jobs as a result of overpopulation in their agrarian society. Centers of the New England textile industry such as Lowell, Massachusetts were a major destination for Quebec labor. 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... The states marked in red show New England. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... An agrarian society is one that is based on agriculture as its prime means for support and sustenance. ... The states marked in red show New England. ... This article is about the type of fabric. ...   Settled: 1653 â€“ Incorporated: 1826 Zip Code(s): 01852 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...


Of French Canadians from other provinces, those from Ontario typically emigrated to Illinois and Michigan, while those from Manitoba and other Western provinces usually emigrated to Minnesota and Wisconsin. Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota boasted a large French Canadian community circa 1900. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Flower Prairie Crocus Tree White Spruce Bird Great Grey Owl Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Location in Ramsey County and the state of Minnesota. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ...


One of the more famous "Little Canadas" was the West Side of Manchester, New Hampshire, a city with a large French Canadian population due to the recruitment of labor in Quebec to work in the textile mills in the 19th and 20th centuries. "La Caisse Populaire Ste. Marie," or "St. Mary's Bank," located in Manchester's Little Canada, was the first credit union chartered in the United States, specifically founded to serve the French Canadian population. The credit union, or "people's bank" ("la caisse populaire") was a financial institution pioneered in Quebec by French Canadians, who had difficulty obtaining credit from banks controlled by anglophone Canadians. Nickname: Queen City Location in Hillsborough County Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Hillsborough County Incorporated 1751 Mayor Frank Guinta (R) Area    - City 90. ...


The most famous resident of Manchester, New Hampshire's "le petit Canada" was Grace Metalious, author of the best-selling novel Peyton Place. Interestingly, Metalious denied her French Canadian heritage and mostly lived in non-French Canadian neighborhoods in Manchester, due to her mother's desire to avoid prejudice. During World War II, Metaliuous eventually had to live in Little Canada after her husband went off to war due to a housing shortage. Grace Metalious (1924 - 1964) was an American author, best known for the controversial novel Peyton Place. ... Peyton Place is a 1956 novel by Grace Metalious. ...


Another famous resident of Manchester's Little Canada was Revlon founder Charles Revson, of Russian-Jewish extraction, who grew up in a cold-water tenement in the area. Revlon (NYSE: REV) is an American cosmetics company. ... Charles Haskell Revson, (born October 11, 1906 in Montreal, Quebec, died in 1975), was a pioneering cosmetics industry executive who created and managed Revlon Cosmetics through five decades. ...


See also

The Quebec diaspora consists of hundreds of thousands of people who left Quebec for the United States, Ontario and the Canadian prairies between 1840 and the 1930s. ... Little Canada is a city located in Ramsey County, Minnesota. ...

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Little Canada, Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (484 words)
Little Canada is a city located in Ramsey County, Minnesota.
Today, the large lake on the east side of Little Canada bears his name (Lake Gervais), and the former grist mill turned City Park is recognized as the birthplace of the city.
Little Canada began as the township of New Canada in 1858.
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