Timeline of Moncton history

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This is a timeline of the history of Moncton. This page includes major weather, progress, and infrastructure events in Greater Moncton. You may also want to see List of entertainment events in Greater Moncton, or History of Moncton.


Fort Beausejour in 2006 Beausejour2006.jpg
Fort Beausejour in 2006
The Deportation of the Acadians had a significant impact on the history of Moncton Deportation of Acadians order, painting by Jefferys.jpg
The Deportation of the Acadians had a significant impact on the history of Moncton
Wooden Shipbuilding was responsible for the initial growth of the community ForteviotC Jacobsen.jpg
Wooden Shipbuilding was responsible for the initial growth of the community
The rail industry re-energized the community after the collapse of the shipbuilding industry Steam Locomotive.jpg
The rail industry re-energized the community after the collapse of the shipbuilding industry
The Intercolonial Railway was headquartered in Moncton Intercolonial Railway of Canada herald.png
The Intercolonial Railway was headquartered in Moncton
Moncton has become the transportation hub of the Maritimes Title transport.jpg
Moncton has become the transportation hub of the Maritimes

Aboriginal period

17th century

18th century

19th century

20th century

21st century

See also


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  2. "Parks Canada - Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site of Canada - Natural Wonders & Cultural Treasures - Cultural Heritage". Parks Canada. Archived from the original on 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2007-07-09.
  3. 1 2 "New Brunswick Railway History : European and North American Railway". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  4. "History of railroad shops in Moncton". Archived from the original on 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2007-07-09.
  5. "Moncton Public Library". Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2007-07-09.
  6. Link text, additional text.
  7. "Capitol Theatre : Virtual Tour". Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  8. 1 2 "GMIA Home". Archived from the original on 2004-11-07. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  9. Al G. Barnes Circus Train Wreck, Train Wreck.
  10. Moncton, Acadian Roots.
  11. "Musée acadien de l'Université de Moncton - Canada -". Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2007-07-09.
  12. "Sentinelles Petitcodiac Riverkeeper". Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-07-09.
  13. Russell, George (1984-09-24). "An "Essentially Pastoral" Visit - TIME". TIME Magazine. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-09.
  14. "Timeline - Moncton Wildcats". Archived from the original on 2007-06-22. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  15. "Organization internationale de la Francophonie: Choronologie" (PDF) (in French). Francophonie. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  16. "Chronology - Transport Canada responds to September 11 attacks". Transport Canada. Archived from the original on 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2007-07-09.
  17. "Moncton votes to become Canada's first bilingual city". CBC News. 2002-08-07. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
  18. "Gunningsville Bridge opens to traffic (05/11/19)". Communications New Brunswick. 2005-11-19. Retrieved 2007-07-15.

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