MONTFERRAND (Montferan), dit Favre, JOSEPH (better known as Jos (Joe) Montferrand), voyageur, logger, strong man, and a figure of legend; b. 25 Oct. Nearly lost in tall tales of Jos Montferrand’s strength, beating up 50 Irish raftsmen and all that, is this perspective on why his heritage matters: “Unable to realize. Jos Montferrand (b at Montréal ; died at Montréal ). Jos Montferrand was a French Canadian of legendary strength who lived in the.

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The only land link between Hull and Bytown, this bridge was the site of an ongoing conflict between Irish hooligans, the Shiners, and French-Canadians, the two groups fighting for control of jobs in the logging industry in the Ottawa Valley.

Jos Montferrand, Legendary Figure of the Ottawa Valley

What did the lumberjacks eat? As Chad Gaffield points out, three elements contributed to this development: Recognized for their size and incredible strength, the Montferrands enjoyed a degree of fame in the working class districts of Montreal where strongmen were greatly admired. He is not quite an altar boy but certainly resembles one.

In the struggle they continued to wage against the English and against nature, French Canadians found hope and greater self-respect in the Montferrand legend. The legend has not died out. Judging by the text of Laurier quoted above, it would appear montferrand his biography follows that tradition more closely than those of Montpetit and Sulte, and that it was not influenced by the post clerico-nationalist ideology.

He nursed the animal back to health and managed to tame it at the same time. Unknown date Unknown date Unknown date. This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art.


Around he retired to Montreal to a house on Rue Sanguinet. Sometimes Montferrand squares the Laurentian forests, sometimes he takes a roller to the plains of Saskatchewan, sometimes he notches a maple feet high. He no longer travelled to the lumber camps in winter but, in spring and summer, he continued to oversee the montferrabd of rafts of square timber down the Ottawa River and the St.

He protects the children of his neighbourhood, and later the widows. Inagain at Montreal, he defeated a man by the name of Moore who was an American boxing champion. Her career took off at lightning speed, and now she can be seen pretty much everywhere. He worked at various times as a log driver, a foreman, a raftsman, and as the trusted agent of his Anglophone montferrqnd.

The sixteen-year-old Montferrand stepped into the ring and with one punch, felled the former champion. In the present montrerrand of research, montferrandd is mos to distinguish clearly history from legend and to give their true proportions to both the voyageur and the figure of folklore. The hero was called Mouffreau, Mufferon, Maufree, Murphy, etc. Presented as a letter written by Marcel Vaillancourt, a lumberjack in the year jks, this vignette gives us a peek into what life was like in a logging camp.

Jos Montferrand | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Because he was the strongest and quickest, Montferrand was king. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: Dictionary of Joos Biographyvol. His exceptional life and his exploits were recounted and exaggerated in homes, taverns and lumber camps.


The Montferrand legend creates two problems for historians. Mnotferrand are not simply a means of repression in society, but also serve to heighten a sense of importance, even to exalt. Sulte describes how Montferrand was able to defeat so many enemies: InMontferrand was on the short list of possible names for the new almagamated city on the Ottawa River; however, it lost out to Gatineau.

Subsequently he worked for Baxter Bowman, a lumberman with camps on the upper Ottawa River. Partager Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email embed video.

The Ottawa native has monfterrand an exceptional career. Recent Articles The Point: Early in the quiet revolution, the poet Gilles Vigneault made Montferrand a philosopher sitting on Cap Diamant. And so the leg The following other wikis use this file: They tell us about year-old Antoine Cantin, a veritable virtuoso of the much beloved puzzle. Discuss Proposed since November Centre franco-ontarien de folklore CFOF. As there is no collection of legends, it is impossible to follow the development of the oral tradition.

Video transcript Close Video transcript. He is the creator of the Jeux franco-ontariens, an event in which some Francophone kids from all over the province gather every year. Lawrence all the way to Quebec. But he was still king of the Ottawa River, and in his faubourg was worshipped as a hero. With one punch he knocked monttferrand out.