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St. George and Its Neighbours (Historic Canada Series)

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In 1783, Peter Clinch arrived at the mouth of the Magaguadavic River and, finding he could not navigate the forty-foot falls, climbed up the cliffs of the Fundy shoreline. On the intervale above, he founded the town of St. George. The falls were to play a significant role in the development of the area, driving mills first for the granite works and later for the pulp mill that became the economic mainstay of the town. The stunning photographs in St. George and Its Neighbours tell the story of how the town of St. ...
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Overview

In 1783, Peter Clinch arrived at the mouth of the Magaguadavic River and, finding he could not navigate the forty-foot falls, climbed up the cliffs of the Fundy shoreline. On the intervale above, he founded the town of St. George. The falls were to play a significant role in the development of the area, driving mills first for the granite works and later for the pulp mill that became the economic mainstay of the town. The stunning photographs in St. George and Its Neighbours tell the story of how the town of St. George was built, how it developed, and how it survived various calamities like fires, industry closure, and highway realignment. This spectacular collection of images, which date from as early as 1890, focuses on the people of St. George and the surrounding communities and includes where they worshipped, worked, relaxed, fished, and farmed. Major storms, spring freshets, ball games, and crowds listening to the local brass band make up a sampling of the events covered in this lively book. Glimpses of picture-perfect fishing villages, smart resorts with turreted hotels, Fundy's lonely clam flats, winding hiking trails, and sandy beaches make clear why the surrounding areas were considered for the province's first national park in the 1940s. Toy's collection of images and Goss's narrative combine to recount the history and beauty of the St. George area.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738511498
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Series: Historic Canada Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

David Goss and Elizabeth Toy have both written for newspapers, such as the Eastport Quoddy Tides, the St. Croix Courier, and the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal. Toy's collection of images and Goss's narrative combine to recount the history and beauty of the St. George area.\
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
1. St. George and Its Neighbours 9
2. The Magaguadavic River and Falls 21
3. Building the Town 35
4. Fraternal, School, Church, and Social Life in St. George 49
5. Getting Around 67
6. A Peek at Some People 85
7. Along the Shore and Among the Islands 91
8. Utopia: Four-Season Pleasure Spot 111
9. Last Look and Ephemera 121
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