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VALLEYFIELD

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 864 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VALLEYFIELD, town and port of entry, Beauharnois county, Quebec, Canada, 25 M. S.W. of Montreal, at the foot of Lake St Francis—an expansion of the river St Lawrence—and at the head of the Beauharnois canal. Pop. (1891) 5515; (1901) 11,055. It is a station on the Canada Atlantic and New York Central railways, and a port of call for all steamers plying between Montreal and Lake Ontario ports. It is the see of a Roman Catholic bishop, and contains a college and a convent. It has extensive cotton, flour, canning and paper mills.
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