His­toric com­mu­nity

The Glengarry News - Glengarry Special - - Green Valley -

The vil­lage was named in 1878 af­ter the Green Val­ley Ho­tel es­tab­lished in the 1840s by Mary Mc­Don­ald. Dur­ing these early days, it was a pop­u­lar spot just south of Green Val­ley north­east of the Beaudette River. Trav­ellers be­tween Hawkes­bury and Lan­caster would stop here for a rest and for a drink. The de­vel­op­ment of Green Val­ley gained mo­men­tum in 1887 when the Canadian Pa­cific Rail­way crossed Highway 34. This would link Green Val­ley to Ap­ple Hill and even­tu­ally Toronto and Mon­tréal.

In 1938 Léo La­joie built the Green Val­ley Pavil­ion which drew crowds from ev­ery­where. The hall be­came a church in 1956. In the ‘30s Wilfrid Mé­nard moved into the vil­lage with Mé­nard Con­struc­tion (now Cruick­shank) and Jos Vail­lan­court built a large feed mill near the CPR tracks which later burned in De­cem­ber, 1966.

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