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This story did not end with the death of Angélique. Property owners had to gather the necessary resources to rebuild their houses while city officials helped the Hospitaller Sisters re-establish the Hôtel-Dieu hospital. In related correspondence, it appears that the officials wished to close the file for good.

The tragic event remained lost in the archives for two centuries, totally erased from the collective memory. It surfaced again briefly in 1925 and then slowly, as of the 1960s, took its place in the annals of history, in culture and, more recently, with the public at large. You will discover various approaches (and as many points of view) in the Echoes of History and Culture section. Finally, in the Interpretations section, you will be able to compare your findings with those of experts on the subject.