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Comité du patrimoine de Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

Turn-of-the-century Sainte-Agathe. (Photo - Comité du patrimoine de Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts)Ste. Agathe and the surrounding lakes have been the favoured destination of generations of North Americans. Ours is a Quebec town that has absorbed and reflects all of the various cultural influences that make up Canada.The indigenous peoples, the Weskarinis-Algonkians, wintered in our area for centuries before their fateful defeat at the hands of the Iroquois in 1651. Even so, its name may well come from the Algonkian word Mittawang, meaning sandy shores.

In 1849 the first hardy settlers arrived, a handful of families with descendants in the community to this day.

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