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The site of Gatineau, Quebec, was known as Wrightstown in the 1800s, after American industrialist Philemon Wright, who set up both flour and saw mills at the Chaudière Falls. In 1875, Wrightstown was incorporated as the City of Hull. Although its settlers were mainly English-speaking Americans, the city’s population today is mostly French-speaking. In 1969, Hull and its environs were recognized as part of Canada’s capital. In 2002, Hull and its surrounding municipalities became the City of Gatineau. Find special events and activities, shopping, and dining on the website.