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3:51 pm - 12/17/2010

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samanosukesgirl 17th-Dec-2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
It's not called it officially. It's just that it houses European-like architecture and some buildings are still up from the 1600s when Champlain came over. And French is still spoken.

However!! If Jacques Cartier decided to say, "I SETTLE HERE AND THUS CLAIM THIS AREA TO BE--", then Quebec City wouldn't be the OLDEST city in North America. He discovered the LANDS OF CANADAS back in the 1500s, whereas Champlain discovered Quebec City in 1608 and DECLARED it as such. Cartier just didn't bother to say anything. Sure, he gloated, but he didn't stake claim to own the oldest city evar.

Going back, Newfoundland, while only founded in 1949, is the oldest settled LAND in North America. The vikings stepped off their boat, touched Newfoundland and swam all the way back home.

Edited at 2010-12-17 09:30 pm (UTC)
aku_rin 17th-Dec-2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Woah :O Thank you! It must be really pretty then, snow or not snow *likes European architecture from 16th century*

LOL about the whole claiming issue XD at those times such trifles changed history...
samanosukesgirl 17th-Dec-2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
The "official" portrait of Champlain may not be him at all. Apparently, said painting is that of a commoner.
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