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The largest of these tributaries, the Mistassini and Peribonea Rivers are a good mile wide. And at almost every scenic site where a tributary flows into the Saguenay or its lake there is a town or village, built by pulp or agriculture —all roughly one hundred and fifty miles north of Quebec City.
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