A View of Quebec from Dufferin Terrace

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Quebec is situated on a high cliff. This is formed by the union of the St. Charles and the St. Lawrence Rivers. Its location, its inhabitants, and its history make it one of the most remarkable cities in America. The people of the city and of the province of Quebec are largely French. You will recall this country was discovered, explored, and settled by the French, and that the city was the French capital of the New World. It was here that the supreme struggle between the English and the French in America took place. The view of Quebec and the surroundings from Dufferin Terrace is rich in its scenic beauty and in its suggestion of history. Directly below you is the Lower Town, as the section of the city is called which lies at the foot of the headland. There you see the winding streets, with their quaint old buildings on which are signs written in French. Beyond lies the majestic St. Lawrence, and the mouth of the St. Charles. On a clear day you can make out distinctly a town 35 miles down the river. The low banks are dotted with white villages, and with an occasional white house. At the south end of the Terrace is a citadel (st´ å-dl). This is a fortification on the highest point of the headland, covering 40 acres of ground. Dufferin Terrace is a large, wooden platform, 1/4 of a mile long and 50 to 70 feet wide. It is a sort of public promenade. Here hundreds of strollers march back and forth on a summer's evening, enjoying the scenery, the cool breezes from the St. Lawrence, and the music of the military band. Near by is the Wolfe and Mont-calm monument, erected in 1827 in honor of the two opposing English and French generals. Keystone ID: 13987 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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