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Author Name:    Grand Falls, Newfoundland].

Title:   Forest Beckoned : Reminiscences and Historical Data of the Town of Grand Falls, Newfoundland, from 1905 to 1960. 1st pr.

Publisher:    Robinson-Blackmore, Grand Falls, 1986, ISBN:0969268904 

Seller ID:   53454

(Grand Falls, Nfld.). The Forest Beckoned : Reminiscences and Historical Data of the Town of Grand Falls, Newfoundland, from 1905 to 1960. (Grand falls : Robinson-Blackmore Printing & Publishing, October 1986). First Printing. Pp i-vi,(2),1-[144]. Illustrated with over 50 photos. 8vo, red card covers. "For centuries sailing ships sought Newfoundland's pine for their vessels. In time, settlements proliferated in our isolated bays, and sawmills appeared, providing pine for schooners, housing and export. Cutting and uncontrolled fires gradually depleted accessible pine stands and spruce and fir became the new growth. Fish dominated our economic life, with contributions to revenues from copper and iron ore. A trans-island railway and a paper mill in the heartland began a new era and this book indicates the quality of life in this new industrial community of Grand Falls, which developed into a town of significance." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Reminiscences:i. A Lifetime in Grand Falls, ii. 70 Years on Station Road, iii. Some Reco llections & Recorded Notes, iv. The Arts; 2. Business: i. Some Entrepreneurs in Grand Falls, ii. A History of the Press, iii. The Grand Falls Co-operative Society; 3. Schools in Grand Falls: i. The Roman Catholic School System; ii. Amalgamated Schools in Grand Falls, iii. Pentecostal Schooling; 4. Youth Organizations: i. Boys Brigades and Choirs; ii. The Girl Guides, iii. The Boy Scouts; 5. Sports in Grand Falls: i. The Great Years of Sport, 1920-1940, ii. Early Golf, iii. The Game of Curling, iv. Salmon and Caribou: Hearsay Evidence; 6. Fraternal and Other Organizations: i. The Knights of Columbus, ii. Service Clubs of Grand Falls, iii. The Oddfellows and Rebekahs, iv. 75 Years of Freemasonry, v. The Elks and Royal Purple; 7. Miscellaneous: i. Veterans Associations, ii. A History of Photography; iii. Medical Care, 1905-1960; iv. In Aid of the Blind, v. Trade Unionism in Grand Falls, vi.The Botwood Railway, vii. Early Radio, viii. Firefighting in Our Community , ix. Pictures from the Past. Very good. With Errata slip on p.[iv]. 25.00


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