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  • All fields: 1800s
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    • Aerial view of the shoreline, Flats and Place

    • Houses; Towns;
    • The Place refers to the main cluster of houses west of the River. Since the 1970s, there has been considerable residential development in the Easter Cove (not shown). People living in the Easter Cove will say they are going over to the Place when...
    • Men gathered in their Sunday best on the Corner

    • People; Men; Ritual; Landscape;
    • In the early 1800s, todays Corner would have been the boundary of the Place. As the population grew, however, the Place extended beyond the Corner. As a central location, the Corner became a meeting place, particularly for the men and faithfully...
    • Englishs Gulch flows past meadows on the way to the River

    • Landscape; Livestock; Vegetables;
    • Two Gulches adjacent to the Flats on the east side of the River provide valuable farming land as well as great places for the nature lover to explore. Englishs Gulch, the gulch closer to the ocean, was one of the tracts of land cleared in Branch in...
    • Stakes piled on the Big Hill

    • Architecture, building and construction; Vernacular architecture;
    • The tree-covered hills around Branch provide firewood and timber. Over the years, this local supply has been used to build houses and boats, horse slides and box carts, wharves and flakes, furniture and barrels. The Big Hill is known as a good...
    • Farmland alongside Roches Gulch

    • Landscape; Families;
    • Like that of Englishs Gulch, the land around Roches Gulch was cleared for farming in the 1800s. Patrick Roche (1803 1892) obtained the land as a wedding gift when he married Nellie English. The early Roches temporarily moved to the Gulch to escape...
    • Target Tilt Gully flows into the River at the Salmon Hole

    • Landscape;
    • Gully banks are good places to find various tree species. In the late 1800s, a cooper by the name of Johnny Target spent time in Branch cutting birch wood for use in barrel making. Target built a tilt near this gully and it became known as Target...
    • Josh Gladney's House

    • Houses;
    • This is an exterior photograph of a house owned by Josh Gladney located on Portugal Cove Road. It was built by Mr. Dyke. It is currently being renovated into two apartments that will be rented. The house is over a hundred years old, but there was...
    • Original United Church

    • Buildings; Churches;
    • This is a photo of the original United Church, located on Roses Lane. The first Methodist service was held in the community in 1791 by William Black. The first Methodist church was built in the early 1800s. Around 1920 this church was torn down and...
    • The Public House

    • Buildings;
    • This is the remains of the old Public House, which was the place where people would gather and drink in the community. It is located on Thorpes Road. It was built in the late 1800s and was owned by Asariah Tucker.
    • Bridge over Broad Cove River

    • Bridges
    • This is a photo of the first bridge built in the community, which was built in the 1800s. It connects Thorburn Road and Spurrell's Road.

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