Quebec City was founded 406 years ago today. In 1608, Pierre Dugua de Mons sent Samuel de Champlain to New France. Champlain arrived on 3 July 1608 and established a settlement at Quebec. He and his crew built a wooden fort, the Habitation, a few days after they arrived.
Margaret McGillivray, the "mystery person" in the Winters family Bible who may be a relative, lived in Quebec City. She was from Beauport. She married her husband Charles Bews/Buise in Quebec City, and their son Charles was baptized in Quebec City. In 1866, my Boe ancestors sailed from Norway to Quebec City before heading to Minnesota. In 1867, my Halvorson-Otterhold ancestors also sailed from Norway to Quebec City, and went to Minnesota as well.
I visited Quebec City in July 2011. The pictures below were taken on that trip.
Samuel de Champlain statue
The Founding of Quebec
History of Quebec City
Champlain's Itinerary: Chronology