Philemon Wright (1760-1839), one of the Ottawa Valley’s most famous historical figures, has a recently discovered link with Quyon.
Wright arrived in the Township of Hull in 1800 with a colony of family, friends and farm animals, by foot and in the dead of winter. The group walked from Massachusetts and were joined outside of Montreal by an Indigenous guide who accompanied them up the Ottawa River to ensure they didn’t fall through the ice.
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