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    • Englishs Gulch flows past meadows on the way to the River

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment; Migration/settlement;
    • 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...
    • Dam on John Englishs Gully

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment;
    • John Englishs Gully was dammed in 1949 to provide the first municipal water supply. Marina Gambin writes her fathers response to her inquiry on Englishs identity, A fellow by the name of John English used to go out there in the summertime and strip...
    • A view of the Place from across the River

    • Migration/settlement; Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;
    • 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...
    • A view from the Hill

    • Migration/settlement;
    • 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...
    • Farmland alongside Roches Gulch

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment; Migration/settlement; Work;
    • 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...
    • Evening Telegram (St. John's, N.L.), 1921-06-09

    • Canadian newspapers--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's--20th century
    • The Evening Telegram began publication in St. John's on 3 April 1879 and remains in print today under the title The Telegram. It was published daily except Sunday through to 1958, the frequency changing thereafter. -- The total collection has been...
    • Western Star (Corner Brook, N.L.), 1942-12-11

    • Canadian newspapers--Newfoundland and Labrador--Corner Brook--20th century
    • The Western Star began publication on Newfoundland's west coast on 4 April 1900, appearing weekly with brief semiweekly periods up to 1952, when it became a daily. The current collection contains 21 April 1900 - 31 December 1952.

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