Father Morin


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Attracted by Father Morin’s advertisement for cheap Albertan homesteads, 620 families came to the area from 1891-1899. Using every means of transport available, they came from Quebec, the United Sates, and even Europe. Without phones and modern means of communication, almost 2,500 Francophones settled in the Edmonton area during the late 1800s, hoping for a brighter future.