Photos taken on site by the Centre de recherche des Cantons de l'Est (CRCE) de l'Université Bishop's.
Milan was founded in the middle of the Nineteenth century by Scottish colonists, but today, most of the residents of the municipality are francophones.
Donald Morrison was born in 1858 in Lac Mégantic, in a family of Scottish colonists. Arount 1876, he left for Western Canada, then for the United States, where he worked as a cowboy. In 1881, he returned to the Eastern Townships. In 1886, Morrison lost his family farm following a financial dispute with major Malcolm McAulay, a strong man of the region.
Otherwise, it's in Milan that legendary Donald Morrison, famous outlaw from Mégantic, hero of the Scottish farmers of the region at the end of the Eighteenth century, passed on. This man, nicknamed the Megantic Outlaw, is buried at the Gisla cemetery, set back from the village at only 2 miles from our cottages.
Municipality of Milan
Top left corner: 1950, bottom left corner: 1903
Middle: 1960 and right side: 1990