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Author Name:    MacGILLIVRAY, Beverly. MacLEOD, Annabel. JAARSMA, Marie.

Title:   History of Fourchu. First Edition.

Publisher:    City Printers Ltd., Sydney, Nova Scotia, 1985, 

Seller ID:   114828

MacGILLIVRAY, Beverly, Annabel MacLEOD, and Maria JAARSMA. A History of Fourchu. Sydney, Nova Scotia : City Printers Ltd., 1985. First Printing. Pp. 1-82. Illustrated with 55 black-and-white photos and 1 map to text. 8vo, photo-illustrated blue card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine. Front cover is of Fourchu Light (taken by Allister MacGillivray). "It is indeed amazing to learn that Fourchu has been an inhabited village for the past two hudnred and eighty odd years and that its history has just now been recorded. The faces of its people, the language in which they communicate, the houses in which they live and the style of their living -- all thishas varied over the years. The constant through it all has been this confi guration of land and rock forever ransomed to the sea, and that ocean that is the reason for the village's very existance -- that too is unchangeable.[...] We have tried to include most of what makes Fourchu unique, while no t repeating that which is alreay written about the area in other publications (most notably the excellent 'Story of Framboise'). On occasion we have included stories from and about Malquish and Belfry due to those communitiesbeing so closely entwined with our own." - from the preface. Contents: 1. Early History; 2. Men's Work: Fishing -- Lobster Factories -- Shipbuilding -- Mining -- Other Work; 3. Women's Work: Stores; 4. Children's Work: Getting an Education; 5. Social Life; 6. Community Services: Transportation -- Churches; 7. Fourchu Today. A couple of small inked notations, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping charges should be cheaper than quoted. 25.00


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