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    • A view of the Place from across the River

    • Families; Towns;
    • Oral tradition has it that several years after settling in Branch, Thomas Nash returned to Ireland to perform his Easter duties, there being no priests in the area at the time. On his return, he was joined by two friends, Bill English and Nix...
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt T

    • Families; Houses;
    • Transcript: It's only my memories out here now, that's all. There's only about five families out here now of about twenty families. All the rest of their children sold all the houses and moved ... 'cause there's nothing out here. People buy this...
    • A view of the Easter Cove from the Wester Cove

    • Abandoned houses; Architecture, building and construction; Landscape; Towns;
    • On the east side of the wide river mouth, the Easter Cove has at times been quite removed from the Place. In the early years, there were a fair number of houses in the Easter Cove. However in 1962, rafting ice damaged the series of wooden bridges...
    • 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...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt B

    • Families; Fishing;
    • Transcript: The original families out there, when I was growing up... The Reids, the Garlands, the Wellses, the Ritches, the Pearceys, the Prettys, the Edgecombes, The Dawes... they were... the Rogerses... there was a dozen, that's seven or eight...
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt Q

    • Families; Photos (Material Culture);
    • Transcript: There's only about four or five original families out here now. I only got this for sentimental reasons. I'm retired ... I only just come out and spend a day out here and any body that comes in ... I say yes, you can come in and see the...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt N

    • Families; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: There's no children here now. I can count on my one hand, I think, for sure on my two hands, the children that are living on Battery Road under 7 or 8 years... when I was growing up, wow. My age, when I was growing up, there was a...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt K

    • Families; People; Population change;
    • Transcript: ... [change in the Battery] did predate the close of the fishery too, because the children of the fishermen in the Battery had been leaving the Battery before the moratorium... it just accelerated it rapidly... in the Battery and...
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt A

    • Families;
    • Transcript: Well, this goes back to 1861 to my great grandfather Moses Pearcey. He died in 1938, he was 77. His wife also, Naomi, was born in 1862 and she died in 1928 at 66... My grandfather Samuel who was born in 1891 and he died in 1954, at 63....
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt D

    • Fishers; Fishing; Families;
    • Transcript: Well, I grew up a boy in the fishery when Dad... and his brothers fished together from right up through, when I was big enough (8 or 9 years old) right up to when he died... couple years after that my uncle sold it all off and we gave...
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt H

    • Families; Fishes; Fishers; Fishing; Drying (Food preservation); Salt-curing;
    • Transcript:There's pictures over there when Dad were on the flakes picking up the fish with my family and my mother, my sister and my cousins and their parents also. That was one of the one things you had to do here at the Battery.
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt R

    • Families; Houses; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: Yes... if you had something [somebody else wanted or] you wanted ... and the next door neighbor got a lend of it and brought it back. Everybody was "aunt" this or "uncle" that. When I was a boy and grew up everybody's door was open you...
    • Boats and fishing gear on Henrys Beach

    • Boats; Families; Fishing equipment; Fishing boats; Landscape; Salt-curing; Architecture, building and construction;
    • Henrys Beach is the point of land separating the Pond from the Gut. This area was traditionally owned by the Roche's who built fishing stages here after marriage into the Nash family. The land was also used to dry fish during the salt cod fishery....
    • Home of Maurice Nash on the Square

    • Towns; Families; Houses; Architecture, building and construction;
    • As the number of Nashs increased, homesteads were built on the Square just above the Gut. Maurice (b. 1909) was the son of Thomas Nash (b. 1859) who first built on the Square. This Thomas Nash was the grandson of the first settler Thomas Nash.
    • A view from the Hill

    • Families; Houses; Towns; Weddings;
    • In the early-1800s, Nix Power married one of Thomas Nashs daughters and the Powers settled on the Hill above the Gut and Square. In the mid-1850s, another family of Powers arrived and settled on the Hill. Patrick Mooney (b. 1816) the first Mooney...

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