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Author Name:    JACKSON, Elva E. JACKSON, Frank E.)

Title:   Fivescore and More : As told to her by her father, Frank E. Jackson. FirstEdition

Publisher:    Sentinel Printing Ltd., Yarmouth, NS, 1987, ISBN:0969276702 

Seller ID:   70435

JACKSON, Elva E. Fivescore and More. As told to her by her father, Frank E.Jackson. (North Sydney,, Nova Scotia : Milford R. Jackson, 1987). First Ed ition. "Printed by Sentinel Printing Ltd., Yarmouth, Nova Scotia". Pp. (6),7-125,(3), including a 14-page central of b&w photos. 8vo, photo-illustrated green cardcovers, lettered in white. Elva Ethel Jackson (1909-1986). Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 3723. A look at a life and small business and pasttimes in Sydney, Cape Breton. "Frank E. Jackson, who narrowly escaped death bydiptheria in 1887, grew up at Upper North Sydney on the farm of his father who had a meat and grocery business in town. From the age of six on Saturd ays hew drove a horse and wagon for house-to-house delivery. Nere is a picture of a business before there was a railway in Cape Breton. There is a description of some of the almost-forgotten industries in the area and the slow pace of life of that day. A harvest excursion in 1903 is vividly remembered, as are the horse and buggy days before he bought the first Chevrolet intoqn. As Collector of Customs in North Sydney through the Prohibition era, and the custodian of all the contraband seized by Customs Preventive Offic ers and Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he has a fund of stories. It is a rare prviliege to see life of the past one hundred years through the eyes of one, in his hundred and third year, who still retains a keen memory." - from rear cover. Chapters : 1. First Memories; 2. Father's Store; 3. Father and Poor People'; 4. Maggie Bouthilier; 5. At Home in the 1890s; 6. School Days; 7. At Upper North Sydney and Around Town; 8. Grandmother Moore's Farm [at George's River]; 9. Early Trips; 10. A Harvest Excursion [to Carman, Manitoba]; 11. Manitoba Again; 12. Marriage, Homes and Family; 13. Poultry; 14. Customs and Excise - Department of Natiuonal Revenue; 15. First Cars; 16.Radio; 17. Curling; 18. Fishing; 19. Hunting; 20. My Family; 21. Since 195 0. Gift inscription, lightly rubbed, else very good. 40.00


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