Brosseau, Alberta

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Brosseau is located in Alberta
Location of Brosseau Alberta

Brosseau is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within the County of Two Hills No. 21.[1] It is located on the north bank of the North Saskatchewan River along the Highway 29 / Highway 36 concurrency, 50 km (31 mi) southwest of St. Paul. The hamlet of Duvernay is located immediately across the river along the south bank.

The hamlet has the name of Edmond Brosseau, an early settler.[2]

Before Brosseau existed, a previous settlement had been created on the same site. Founded by Father Lacombe as Saint-Paul-des-Cris, it was a Catholic mission to the Cree which was established in 1865 and abandoned in 1874 due to Cree reluctance to adopt an agricultural lifestyle and several crop failures. Lacombe would try again nearby in 1896 with a new settlement called Saint-Paul-des-Métis, which also struggled until it was opened to white Francophones in 1909.[3]

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Coordinates: 53°47′30″N 111°41′13″W / 53.79167°N 111.68694°W / 53.79167; -111.68694 (Brosseau)