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This small park beside the Château Frontenac was created in the mid-17C for the enjoyment of the governor-general of New France. The Wolfe-Montcalm Monument (1827) is a joint memorial to the two enemies who died in combat and, as was observed at the time, whose meeting resulted in the creation of the Canadian nation. The shape of the monument symbolizes death: note the cenotaph forming the base of the structure and, particularly, the dignified obelisk. The inscription reads in translation from Latin: "Valour gave them a common death, history a common fame, posterity a common monument".

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