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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Relaxing by the Plot monument

    • Churches; Religion;
    • The Catholic religion has played a central role in the lives of Branch residents. The Plot marks the site of the first Church in Branch, built in 1848 at the Gut. The third and current church was built in 1983 and overlooks the Place from Peters...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Wells, Jack. Jack Wells Interview Excerpt C

    • Personal experience narratives; Population change;
    • Transcript: Everybody helped each other. I must say that. It was great spot to live boy, it was. So much changing, y aknow. There's only a few of us here now.

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