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Samuel de Champlain Monument 1

Next to the Château Frontenac is a monument to Samuel de Champlain, the founder of Quebec City, and Father of New France. The monument was designed by the French sculptor Paul Chevré, and unveiled in 1898.


The monument appeared on a $1 stamp in 1935.


In the background is the Louis Saint-Laurent building, which was built in 1873 to serve as the head post office for Quebec City; the cupola was added in 1913.

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Taken on May 14, 2010