Montebello, QC Factoid
In 1801, notary Joseph Papineau purchased a significant parcel of the land along the northern banks of the Ottawa River from the estate of Monseigneur de Laval. Later, in 1808, Papineau's youngest son, Denis-Benjamin, constructed a sawmill, the North-Nation Mill, on the Plaisance Peninsula. Thirty-two years later, Denis-Benjamin's older brother, Louis-Joseph, built his manor home on a hill overlooking the Ottawa River, near what would become Montebello. Today, between Montebello and Plaisance, you'll find the village of Papineauville, which was incorporated in 1896 after separating from municipality Sainte-Angélique, named in honor of Louise-Angélique, wife of Denis-Benjamin Papineau.