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Author Name:    GOSS, David TOY, Elizabeth Images of Canada)

Title:   St. George and Its Neighbours. First Edition.

Publisher:    Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2002, ISBN:0738511498 

Seller ID:   63901

GOSS, David with Elizabeth TOY. St. George and Its Neighbours. (Charleston,SC): Arcadia Publishing, (2002). First Edition. Pp. [1]-128. Illustrated w ith over 200 photos. 8vo, brown illustrated card covers. From the Images ofCanada series. "In 1783, Peter Clinch arrived at the mouth of the Magaguad avic River and, finding he could not navigate the forty-foot falls, climbedup the cliffs of the Fundy shoreline. On the intervale above, he founded t he 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 variouscalamities like fires, industry closure, and highway realignment. This spe ctacular collection of images, which date from as early as 1890, focuses onthe people of St. George and the surrounding communities and includes wher e 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 inthe 1940s." - from rear cover. Chapters: 1. St. George and Its Neighbours; 2. The Magaguadavic River and Falls; 3. Building the Town; 4. Fraternal, S chool, Church, and Social Life in St. George; 5. Getting Around; 6. A Peek at Some People; 7. Along the Shore and Among the Islands; 8. Utopia: Four-Season Pleasure Spot; 9. Last Look and Ephemera. Very good. 18.00


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