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Remembering John Egan, founder of Quyon

On Jan. 21, the Friends of Chats Falls hosted an informative talk on one of the Pontiac's founding fathers, John Egan. The speaker was Quyon native Michael McBane, who has studied Egan extensively and plans to write a book about him.

CALEB NICKERSON
QUYON Jan. 21, 2017
On Jan. 21, around 30 people gathered at the Bert Kennedy Hall in Quyon to hear a talk on one of the founding fathers of the Pontiac.
The event was put on by the Friends of Chats Falls (FOCF), a non-profit group that works to promote and preserve the historical and environmental wealth of the area.
The speaker was Micheal McBane, a Quyon native and member of the FOCF Board, who spoke about the town's founder, John Egan.
Egan was an Irish-Canadian lumber baron and business man, who also served as the mayor of Aylmer and represented the region in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canda.

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