The Birth of Rouyn and Noranda: A Mining Story

The Birth of Rouyn and Noranda: A Mining Story

Corporation de la Maison Dumulon 2017

In the 1920s, the discovery of copper and gold in northwestern Quebec caused a mining rush that led to the birth of twin towns: Rouyn and Noranda. The two emerged side by side from the northern woods, but developed very different personalities. Relive their history, marked by work in the mines, and the arrival of thousands of men and women from all over the world.


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