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    • 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...
    • Men gathered in their Sunday best on the Corner

    • Social beliefs, practices and customs;
    • 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

    • 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...
    • Aerial view of the shoreline, Flats and Place

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment; Migration/settlement;
    • 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...
    • Home of Maurice Nash on the Square

    • Migration/settlement;
    • 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.
    • Jerry OKeefe on O'Keefes Path

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment; Work;
    • As the trees closer to the Place were cut, paths were required to haul out timber and firewood from further away. Along the first paths, wood was carried out on a horse and slide in the winter. Paths were blazed by individuals but used by all....
    • The Colonist, vol. 03, no. 294 (27 December 1888)

    • Canadian newspapers--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's--19th century
    • The Colonist began on 6 March 1886, changing its name to The Newfoundland Colonist after 18 July 1891. Having printed local and international news Monday to Saturday for six years, the paper came to an abrupt end when its offices were destroyed in...
    • Evening Telegram (St. John's, N.L.), 1917-12-13

    • 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...
    • Evening Telegram (St. John's, N.L.), 1911-06-30

    • 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...

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