The ruins of an old mill
The ruins of an old mill

The ruins of an old mill

The ruins of an old mill

A fall in Lanaudière

Lanaudière (Quebec), Canada

Following the genocide of the Acadians people by the British Army, some Acadian families settled in L'Assomption  after an exhausting 11 years exile in New England. They settled on an area of ​​16,045 acres in 1766. Emerge two parishes: Saint-Alphonse-de-Liguori and Saint-Jacques, given name in honor of the dedicated priest who gave its help and support.

The mill was built in 1819 by the Sulpician. Called communal mill, it was built of solid stone and covered an area of one hundred and sixty feet. During his few hundred years of operation, he changed nearly a half-dozen time of owner. Unfortunately, in 1928, a terrible fire destroys it, leaving behind only its imposing stone structure.

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