The story behind Rue Mary-Travers

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Mary-Travers is located in the Lebourgneuf area of Quebec City, north of Galeries de la Capitale, just east of Boulevard Robert-Bourassa. The U-shaped street has a large green space in the centre and is surrounded by well-appointed single residences.

This street was named in honour of Mary Rose-Anna Travers (1894-1941). A legendary Quebec singer/songwriter known as “La Bolduc.” Born in Newport on the Gaspé coast, her father Lawrence Travers was of Irish descent and her mother was a French-Canadian Mi’kmaq.