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St. JEAN BAPTISTE FETE (1935) | Surname: Beauvais

Caughnawaga Reserve Stages Annual Celebration

Caughnawaga Indian Reserve yesterday celebrated the feast of St. Jean Baptiste, parading in the streets with the Caughnawaga officers of the order at the head. Later the residents adjourned to the grounds at the back of St. Francois Xavier Church where a French flag was hoisted.

Several Indians then competed with rifles to break off the top of the mast carrying the flag. Eddy Beauvais was the winner, receiving the $5 annually awarded for the feat.

Source: The Montreal Gazette, Jul 8, 1935

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