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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This would be a interesting topic for further research. No doubt Montferrand was feeling the weight of his years: Inthe legendary figure left the Ottawa Valley and retired to his Rue Sanguinet home in Montreal.

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Joseph Montferrand

Emmanuelle Leftick is considered to be one of the hottest new chefs in the restaurant business. How did they live? Because his exploits belonged to the period which saw the disappearance of the coureur de bois and the voyageur, and the suppression of the Patriotes by British soldiers, he was a proper hero for a nostalgic and anxious people in search of a symbol onto which it could project its fears, frustrations, and dreams.

This image may not be in the public domain in these countries, which moreover do not implement the rule of the shorter term. Knowing full well that she had n This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. For thirty years, Montferrand was closely associated with the forest industry which dominated the economic development of the Ottawa Valley in the 19 th century. This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the United States.

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Traditional French Songs in Ontario. He nursed the animal back to health and managed to tame it at the same time. George Monteiro has analysed the Montferrand legend in the United States.

This assimilated Montferrand bore little resemblance to the hero of the Canadian legend: Louis GuyonMontferrand: Her career took off at lightning speed, and now she can be seen pretty much everywhere.

Public domain Public domain false false. Subsequently he worked for Baxter Bowman, a lumberman with camps mntferrand the upper Ottawa River. With his nine children, Joseph-Louis had numerous descendants, the eldest of whom, Joseph, enjoyed some renown as a boxer at the montfrrrand of the 20 th century.

This was still demanding work since the rafts could reach lengths of meters, with crews of 80 raftsmen NOTE 3. Endowed with a fine physique, Monferrand was also one of joe most engaging figures of his day. Start of main content. Even in his lifetime, perhaps before the s, Montferrand was a hero whose deeds were exaggerated in taverns, logging camps, and at home.

He died in Montreal in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.


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Dictionary of Canadian Biographyvol. The Ottawa native has had an exceptional career. Montferrand performed this feat in many Quebec taverns and it became his hallmark. In oron his way through Kingston, Upper Canada, where his work as a carter had taken him, he beat a mulatto boxing instructor who was greatly admired by the garrison.

Sulte describes how Montferrand was able to defeat so many enemies: The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: In a hilarious look at this larger-than-life legend, our two hosts debate on the real vs. Montferrand grew up in the cosmopolitan neighbourhood of St.

And so begins the story of Larose Forest, b Summary [ edit ] Description Jos Montferrand. He came to fame as a result of a challenge issued at a boxing match in the Champ de Mars, Montreal. Montferrand, along with many young people around him, was drawn to the west by the tales of the voyageurs who came to spend their money in the inns of his neighbourhood.

Goyer and Hamelin sum up the unique place Montferrand occupies in our folklore in this way: Information to be used in other citation formats: This description of the real individual and of the legendary hero is based on Benjamin Sulte, Histoire de Jos.

Between the situation of the French in North America and their cult of the strong man there is more than mere coincidence.