Hidden English History in Saguenay, Part 3: Why so hidden?

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

In the late 19th century, dozens of English-speaking families lived in what is now the Saguenay borough of Chicoutimi (pictured). Whether because of demography or politics, their history is gradually becoming less visible.

Quebec City resident Evan Price’s ancestors helped build the Saguenay region. Although one of the principal streets in Chicoutimi is known as Rue Price, it’s hard to see other traces of the Anglophone legacy in the city. “There is a monument to my family in Chicoutimi, near the church, but I’m not surprised you didn’t see it,” he says. “It’s kind of hidden.”