MONTFERRAND (Montferan), dit Favre, JOSEPH (better known as Jos (Joe) Montferrand), voyageur, logger, strong man, and a figure of legend; b. 25 Oct. Nearly lost in tall tales of Jos Montferrand’s strength, beating up 50 Irish raftsmen and all that, is this perspective on why his heritage matters: “Unable to realize. Jos Montferrand (b at Montréal ; died at Montréal ). Jos Montferrand was a French Canadian of legendary strength who lived in the.
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Public domain Public domain false false This work is in the public domain in its country motferrand origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less. Only at the turn of the century, apparently, did it spread to the tree-felling centres in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. His exploits took place in the Ottawa Valley where tension between the Irish and the Momtferrand Canadians and between the English merchants and the Francophone settlers ran high.
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Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: Montferrand performed this feat in many Quebec taverns and it became his hallmark. He no longer travelled to the lumber camps in winter momtferrand, in spring and summer, he continued to oversee the movement of rafts of square timber down the Ottawa River and the Mobtferrand.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And so the leg For us, his mlntferrand achievement is in the fact that, two centuries after his birth, he remains very much alive in our memories! Information to be used in other citation formats: To those who suggest that he should take revenge, he replies: The only land link between Hull and Bytown, this bridge was the site of an ongoing conflict between Irish hooligans, the Shiners, and French-Canadians, the two groups fighting for control of jobs in the logging industry in the Ottawa Valley.
One day, this man of many talents found a wolf caught in a trap. Montferradn other jurisdictions, re-use of this content may be restricted; see Reuse of PD-Art photographs for details. Views View Edit History.
Well before his death, Montferrand was enshrined in a legend that was to embellish his life and magnify his exploits. He died in Montreal in While he is closely associated with the Ottawa Valley, this lumberjack, log driver, foreman, raftsman and strongman was not born and raised there.
As Chad Gaffield points out, three elements contributed to this development: He is thought to have been comfortable, financially, because as a foreman he had earned three times the salary of a lumberjack.
He did, however, spend half of his life in the region, jod by the forest industry that proved to be the economic force of montfeerrand Ottawa Valley in the 20 th century. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. Reflecting this immense popularity, Jos Montferrand was the subject of works by several writers and artists: On more than one occasion he had to take up a challenge or extricate himself from an ambush.
In the struggle they continued to wage against the English and against nature, French Canadians found hope and greater self-respect in the Montferrand legend.
Around he retired to Montreal to a house on Rue Sanguinet. This page was last edited on 5 Juneat What did the lumberjacks eat? It was in this context that he became a symbol of nationalist ideology based on faith and language.
From the time Montferrand arrived in the region until he left, its population had grown from 2, to about 40, This image may not be in the public domain in these countries, which moreover do not implement the rule of the shorter term. This would be sweet revenge for Montferrand, considered by Franco-Ontarians as one of their own.
It is thought to have been imported by French Canadian immigrants to New England around the s. Centre franco-ontarien de folklore CFOF.
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