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PARSONS, Robert C. Vignettes of a Small Town. [Foreword by The Honourable T. Alex Hickman]. St. John's: Creative Publishers, 1997. First Printing. Pp.(1),ii-xiii,(1),1-304,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers with white spine. A Year of the Arts 1997 Project Sponsored By: Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Tel. "Before and during the publication of four books chronicling South Coast sea stories and tragedies, Robert C. Parsons wrote several articles and stories on his home town Grand Bank. Several of these are present in 'Vignettes of a Small Town'. In addition, [this book] has excerpts from other writers' works, all of which make for one captivating book -- an anthology which has something for everyone: New tales of shipwrecks, old stories of a by-gone era, quaint customs, unique landmarks centring around one of Newfoundland's most interesting outports, Grand Bank. Also included are Parsons' writings on theGrandy dory, the policemen on the bridge as they quelled a civil dispute, biographies of men and women who have made their marks as great Newfoundlanders and, much more." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Historical Overview: i. Bert Riggs--In Search of a Small Town, Archivally, ii. Philip Tocque, as it was in 1877, iii. R.E. Fairbairn, Snapshots at the Newfoundland Conference; iv. Phil Forsey, The Old Home Town; 2. Prominent Grand Bankers from our Recent Past: i. The Old Lady with an Excellent Education, ii. George Robert Forsey: A Man of Means, iii. Samuel Harris: A Self-Made Man, iv. A.E. Hickman: Prime Minister of Newfoundland v. Chester Harris: Marystown's Mayor Poet vi. Coxworthy's Car, vii. Grand Bank's First Mayor, viii. Louise Belbin: The Fabric of Her Life, ix. Selected Biographies; 3. Ships and the Men Who Sailed Them (67-122): i. Our Foreign-Going Captains, ii. Aftermath: The Great St. John's Fire and a Shipping Disaster, iii. Fast Voyage of the Mary A. Whalen, iv. Letter to Grand Bank, 1919, v. Finding the Nina Lee's Painting, vi. Letter to Grand Bank, 1914, vii. Story Behind the Stone: Russell Lake, viii. Three Short Sentences: Jean McKay, ix. Battle of the Banks, x. Building the D.J. Thornhill, xi. Arawana's Day Book; 4. Soccer: Grand Bank Style: i. The Early Years, ii. All-Newfoundland Competition; 5. Landmarks: i. Lighthouse: Heritage Symbol, ii. Fidelity Lody and its Legacy of the Sea, iii. Frazer Park: Ties with History, iv. Two Schools Close, v. Beach Bonnet: Its Heritage, vi. War Memoials: Keeping the Memory Alive, vii. The Grandy Dory on Canada's Quarter (187-192), viii. The E.J. Pratt Connection; 6. Local Tales and Trivia: i. The Policemen on the Bridge, ii. Back Home orElse!, iii. Admiral's Cove: Time of Change; 7. Odds and Ends: Major Grand Bank Fires, Banking Schooners Various Years (221-226), Rhodes Scholars Bornin Grand Bank, Haddon's 1894 Map of Grand Bank, [and] The Harbour Today; 8 . Looking Back: Les Stoodley's Grand Bank. With numerous appendices. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Parsons on the title page. 35.00
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