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Seventy years ago, the world was amazed by the birth of the Dionne Quintuplets on May 28, 1934, in nearby Corbeil. This amazement quickly turned to love for the five identical tiny girls born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne. The Quint's combined weight at birth was only 13 lbs.6 ozs. and they had to be kept in incubators for the first month of their lives. Their lungs were so small that diluted doses of rum were required daily to help the Quints breathe properly. It was a one in 57 million chance of giving birth to identical quintuplets and even less chance of them surviving, but the Dionne Quints did.
The Quints attracted 3 million visitors to North Bay and area during the peak years of the Depression. A whole new Quint industry sprang up and provided employment for thousands. The Quints helped millions of people feel happy during the Depression and forget for a moment the hunger and unemployment. The Dionne Quints Museum housed in the original Dionne Homestead, contains many artifacts from the Quint's early days and their growing years.