The blogs on this site will feature Rick Andreoli’s love for the history of his hometown – Montreal.  With Montreal’s 800-year history, all the blogs on this page will mostly be segregated by era. 

There will be blogs that tackle the early history of the area, from the first settlers who were the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, to the first European to have reached the area, the immortal Jacques Cartier.  Another set of blogs will tackle the following era wherein the North West Company ushered in the golden era of fur trading.  Rick Andreoli will then write about important events in the 19th century such as when Montreal officially become a city, towards its growth to becoming the greatest city in Canada.