1848-1926Born in Kamouraska County, Québec, Paradis studied at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière College and taught art in Ottawa. Following his ordination in 1881 he was posted to Lake Timiskaming as missionary of the Oblate Congregation. Paradis' travels as a missionary provided information for his pamphlet "From Timiskaming to Hudson Bay". In it he strongly recommended the colonization of the region. After leaving the Congregation in 1890, he encouraged many French-Canadian farm families from Michigan to settle in the region of Verner and took up farming himself. An enterprising individual, he prospected for gold at Nighthawk Lake, wrote, painted in water colour and worked on the compilation of an Ojibwa dictionary. He died in Montreal on May 10, 1926.
|Placed By||Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario|
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|Date Added||Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 567270 N 5140060|
|Decimal Degrees||46.41076667, -80.12473333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 46° 24.646', W 80° 7.484'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||46° 24' 38.76" N, 80° 7' 29.04" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7-29 Principal St E, Verner Ontario P0H 2M0, CA|
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