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Félix Plante - CANADA150

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Hidden : 6/5/2017
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This is a Canada 150 project that aims to present places and people important for the Francophone community of Saskatchewan. More information : Geocaching CÉCS

Ceci est un projet Canada 150 qui vise à faire découvrir des personnalités et lieux importants pour la communauté francophone de la Saskatchewan. Plus d'information : Géocachette CÉCS



Born in Île d'Orléans, Quebec, Félix Plante arrived in Moose Jaw in 1882, just before the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway. He opened his general store, the Buffalo Store, on Main Street North, and became one of the first merchants in the region. His business was situated at the current location of the Elk Block, now designated a Canadian Heritage Site. There, he traded bison furs, as well as bones for fertilizer.

In 1891, a fire destroyed most of the buildings on Main Street and the Buffalo Store was no exception. Felix Plante did not rebuild his business because of health problems related to a fall from a horse. He died the following year.

Felix Plante was a well respected merchant in the community of Moose Jaw. He worked with First Nations and  Métis  people and settlers in the area. He was an honest and fair man.

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Natif de l’île d’Orléans au Québec, Félix Plante arrive à Moose Jaw en 1882, avant même l’arrivée du chemin de fer du Canadien Pacifique. Il va y ouvrir son magasin général, le Buffalo Store, situé sur la rue Main Nord, et devient ainsi un des premiers marchands de la région. Son commerce était situé à l’emplacement actuel du Elk Block, maintenant classé site patrimonial du Canada. Il y faisait le commerce de fourrures et d’os de bisons comme fertilisant.

En 1891, un incendie ravage la majorité des bâtiments sur la rue Main et le Buffalo Store n’y fait pas exception. Félix Plante ne reconstruiera pas son commerce dû à des ennuis de santé liés à une chute à cheval. Il décèdera l’année d’après.

Félix Plante fut un marchand très respecté de la communauté de Moose Jaw. Il travaillait avec les Premières Nations, Métis et colons de la région. C’était un homme honnête et juste.

Photo credit / crédit photo : Moose Jaw Public Library

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Last Updated: on 6/10/2018 4:36:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:36 PM GMT)
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