A ROAD TRIP FROM COPPELL, TEXAS TO COPPELL, ONTARIO
Hello, I am Philip LaBerge. I live in Coppell, Texas and I am a member of the Coppell Historical Society. I created this blog to document the road trip that my wife and I took from Coppell, Texas to Coppell, Ontario Canada in June of 2023. The reason for making the 1,900 mi (3,000 km) journey was to meet the people in the city with which our town shares its name and at the same time possibly make some new friends. We also wanted to visit places in the states that we passed through which show how the U.S. and Canada are indelibly linked throughout their shared past. It was a fascinating trip.
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Make sure to read the letter from the Canadian General Consul in Dallas, the City of Coppell official proclamation and the article which I wrote called "A Tale of Two Cities Named Coppell."
Here is the English translation of the article that is on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) website:
Coppell, Texas to Coppell, Ontario by Jimmy Chabot
Here is the piece that was on TV in Northern Ontario with subtitles in English.
A Visitor from Coppell, Texas
After leaving Coppell, Ontario, we continued our road trip on to Quebec City and Maison Laberge which is Phil's ancestral home. We started to see thicker and thicker smoke from the forest fires as we drove east on the Trans-Canada. See this page to learn more. Our drive from Coppell, Ontario to Quebec City.
COPPELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY, P.O. BOX 1871, COPPELL, TX 75019
The Coppell Historical Society is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization