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Estrie

The Estrie is an administrative region of Quebec, Canada that overlaps mostly (not entirely) the Eastern Townships. Estrie, a French name, was coined as a derivative of est, "east."

The region has a land area of 10,209.4 km² (3,941.87 sq mi) and a 2006 census population of 298,779 inhabitants. Its largest population centre is the city of Sherbrooke. The township portion of it is lying between the former seigneuries south of the Saint Lawrence River and the United States border. Its northern boundary roughly followed the Logan Line, the geologic boundary between the flat, fertile St. Lawrence Lowlands and the Appalachian Mountains.

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Sherbrooke (2006 population: 147,427) is a city in the Estrie region of Quebec, Canada. Sherbrooke is situated at the confluence of the Saint-François (St. Francis) and Magog rivers in the heart of the Estrie administrative region. Sherbrooke is also the name of a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) and census division (CD) of Quebec, coextensive with the city of Sherbrooke.

Part of a region historically known as the Eastern Townships, Sherbrooke was first settled in 1793 by American Loyalists, including Gilbert Hyatt, a farmer from Schenectady, New York, who built a flour mill in 1802. The village was named "Hyatt's Mills" until 1818 when the village was renamed after Governor General Sir John Sherbrooke at the time of his retirement and return to England.

The city grew considerably on January 1, 2002, by the mergers of the cities of Sherbrooke, Ascot, Bromptonville, Deauville, Fleurimont, Lennoxville, Rock Forest, and Saint-Élie-d'Orford.

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Mack Sennett (January 17, 1880 – November 5, 1960) was a Canadian-born American director and was known as the innovator of slapstick comedy in film. During his lifetime he was known at times as the "King of Comedy". His short "Wrestling Swordfish" was awarded the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 1932 and he earned an Academy Honorary Award in 1937.

Born as Mikall (or Michael) Sinnott in Danville, Quebec, Canada, the son of Irish Catholic immigrant farmers. His father was a blacksmith in the small Eastern Townships village. When he was 17 years old his family moved to Connecticut.

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