Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Quebec Trip #14: Governor's Park and Battle of Quebec

Wolfe-Montcalm Monument

In today's blog about our May vacation to Quebec, we'll take you to Governor's Park, the Battle of Quebec and a Monument to 2 Generals (on opposing sides of a war).

GOVERNOR'S PARK -- known in French as Jardin des Gouveneurs -- is a quaint park near the Chateau Frontenac. Take a stroll down the avenue Ste-Genevieve to view 19th century Victorian houses, or stand in awe of the 50-foot Wolfe-Montcalm Monument.

MONUMENT 2 TO BATTLING GENERALS -The Wolfe-Montcalm Monument is an obelisk more than 20 meters in height. It was unveiled in 1828 in memory of the generals on both sides who died during the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham. The French General, Montcalm and the English General, Wolfe, who fought each other. The monument stands behind the Château Frontenac hotel in the Governor's Park.

Death of General Richard Montgomery in the attack on Quebec on 31st December 1775 in the American Revolutionary War: picture by John Trumbull

FUN FACT - Our tour guide said that because there's so much French and English people and influence in Quebec,The city put up the monument to both sides to keep peace and acknowledge all citizens.
Nick and Mike walking down a street

On December 31, 1775, during the American Revolutionary War (1775-83), Patriot forces under Colonel Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) and General Richard Montgomery (1738-75) attempted to capture the British-occupied city of Quebec and with it win support for the American cause in Canada. The attack failed, and the effort cost Montgomery his life. The Battle of Quebec was the first major defeat of the Revolutionary War for the Americans. (According to History.com).

NEXT:  Architecture of French vs. English Houses

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next