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The story behind Côte d’Abraham

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Abraham Martin (as portrayed by artist Charles Huot in 1908) has a hill, a street and a large public park in Quebec City named after him.

This street is named in honour of Abraham Martin (1589-1664), also known as L’Écossais (the Scot). Connecting the St. Charles River valley to the upper part of the city, the original footpath or trail passed by the northern edge of the property of Abraham Martin, whose house was situated in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood.