The Plains of Abraham, with part Quebec skyline in background.
Site of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, which took place in 1759, between the French and the British. It was a pivotal battle in the Seven Years' War (referred to as the French and Indian War in the U.S.)., resulting in a decisive victory by the British. The plains are named after Abraham Martin, dit L'Ecossais, who was a farmer who originally owned the land. Martin is also a direct ancestor of Julia Messier, wife of Louis Marcotte, and mother of Archille Marcotte.