Dufresne, M.A. Val-David, fragments d’histoire. Val-David. 1996. page 11; Archives of the Société d’histoire et du patrimoine de Val-David.
Lac Paquin was the initial site of colonization in the region in 1850. It is notable that by the end of the 1920s, few trees remained on this agricultural land. The wood was either sold to the mills or transformed into potash or pearl ash.