Saturday, 5 September 2020

L'Original

 

Location:  United Counties of Prescott and Russell 

N 45.623457 W 74.683699

At 772 Front Road West, at the entrance to L'Original Camping.

 

 

Not only is the site of this monument is at the entrance of a park, it is also situated in an historical area along the Ottawa River.

The monument was erected for the commemoration of the Centennial of Confederation in Canada. The wall, which is in 3 parts, looks like the style that they would have built houses and fences hundreds of years ago. In front are the Ontarian and Canadian flags. on each side in front of the wall are 2 cannons. A walkway leads to the middle wall where you can pay you respects. There are 2 plaques honouring and commemorating our brave soldiers of the Second World War and the Korean War.  The two cannons do not have any plaques.

***Special thanks once again to Louise Bellec for the photos and research.


 

 Marker text:

Front wall, left plaque:  

CENTENNIAL OF CONFEDERATION

L'ORIGINAL PARK

CENTENNIAL ENTRANCE

ERECTED BY THE VILLAGE OF L'ORIGINAL

AND THE TOWNSHIP OF LONGUEUIL

IN PERMANENT COMMEMORATION IN 

CANADA IN 1967.  CONSTRUCTION WAS MADE 

POSSIBLE THROUGH THE CO-OPERATION OF 

THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO AND

THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA.

 

CENTENAIRE DE LA CONFEDERATION

ENTREE DU CENTENAIRE

PARC DE L'ORIGINAL

MONUMENT ERIGE PAR LA VILLAGE DE

L'ORIGINAL ET LE CANTON DE LONGUEUIL

EN COLLABORATION AVEC

LA PROVINCE D'ONTARIO ET LE GOUVERNEMENT

DU CANADA.   POUR COMMEMORER

LE CENTENAIRE DE LA CONFEDERATION

CANADIENNE CELEBRE EN 1967.                       

 

Front wall, middle plaque:   

KOREA

1950 - 1953                                                         

 

Front wall, right plaque:     

NOUS NOUS SOUVIENDRONS

LEST WE FORGET

LISTE D'HONNEUR

HONOUR ROLL

1939 - 1945

JOSEPH GUY BERTRAND

GORDON STUART MACINTOSH

MALCOLM ALEXANDER MACLEOD

J.E.G. CONRAD MONTCALM

JOSEPH GERMAIN PILON

                                            .
                                                        

 

Right wall English plaque:    

                                     
THE SEIGNEURY OF L'ORIGNAL

 This area, the present township of Longueuil, was granted 

in 1674 to François Prevost, Town Mayor of Quebec, and was 

the first seigneury in what is now Ontario. Known originally 

as the seigneury of "Pointe a L'Orignac", it was not developed 

until the Hon. Joseph Le Moyne de Longueuil, seigneur since 

1778, granted portions to settlers during 1784-90. Nathaniel 

Hazard Treadwell purchased the seigneury in 1796, built 

mills and roads and expanded settlement. A United States 

citizen, Treadwell left Canada during the War of 1812 and 

forfeited his lands, but later regained these and sold the 

seigneury to his own son Charles in 1824. By 1873 most of the 

seigneurial lands had passed out of the family.

Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.

                                                           

 

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