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    • Branch River flows toward the Place

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment; Migration/settlement; Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;
    • Branch River, known locally as the River, flows fourteen miles from its headwaters and branches at its mouth in the heart of Branch. Oral tradition has it that Thomas Nash was lured to Branch partly by salmon in the River. Today, Branch River is a...
    • Contraption used to get drinking water from Kerrys Spout

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment; Objects; Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;
    • Kerrys Spout is a cold water spring located along the east shoreline beyond the Back of the Beach. Oral tradition has it that a British man named Kingspear moved to Branch at the same time as Thomas Nash and settled in the Easter Cove. Little is...
    • Crocker, Baxter. Interview with Baxter Crocker, Heart's Delight

    • Migration/settlement; Illness and health; Work; Supernatural belief; Social beliefs, practices and customs; Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;
    • This interview is part of a series of filmed oral histories, collected in 2005 by the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation, from over 40 elders who grew up in the area. The Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation is a not-for-profit organization...
    • Dwyer, Ronald. Interview with Ronald Dwyer, Carbonear.

    • Migration/settlement; Illness and health; Work; Supernatural belief; Social beliefs, practices and customs; Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;
    • This interview is part of a series of filmed oral histories, collected in 2005 by the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation, from over 40 elders who grew up in the area. The Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation is a not-for-profit organization...
    • George, Clifford. Interview with Clifford George, Whiteway

    • Migration/settlement; Illness and health; Work; Supernatural belief; Social beliefs, practices and customs; Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;
    • This interview is part of a series of filmed oral histories, collected in 2005 by the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation, from over 40 elders who grew up in the area. The Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation is a not-for-profit organization...
    • King, Edward. Interview with Edward King, Perry's Cove.

    • Migration/settlement; Illness and health; Work; Supernatural belief; Social beliefs, practices and customs; Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;
    • This interview is part of a series of filmed oral histories, collected in 2005 by the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation, from over 40 elders who grew up in the area. The Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation is a not-for-profit organization...
    • Mizzen Heritage Square Dancers, Heart's Content.

    • Migration/settlement; Illness and health; Work; Supernatural belief; Social beliefs, practices and customs; Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;
    • This interview is part of a series of filmed oral histories, collected in 2005 by the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation, from over 40 elders who grew up in the area. The Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation is a not-for-profit organization...
    • Parsons, Oscar. Interview with Oscar Parsons, Small Point

    • Migration/settlement; Illness and health; Work; Supernatural belief; Social beliefs, practices and customs; Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;
    • This interview is part of a series of filmed oral histories, collected in 2005 by the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation, from over 40 elders who grew up in the area. The Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation is a not-for-profit organization...
    • Smith, Ina. Interview with Ina Smith, Spaniard's Bay

    • Migration/settlement; Illness and health; Work; Supernatural belief; Social beliefs, practices and customs; Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;
    • This interview is part of a series of filmed oral histories, collected in 2005 by the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation, from over 40 elders who grew up in the area. The Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation is a not-for-profit organization...
    • Smith, Orlando. Interview with Orlando Smith of Dildo.

    • Migration/settlement; Illness and health; Work; Supernatural belief; Social beliefs, practices and customs; Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;
    • This interview is part of a series of filmed oral histories, collected in 2005 by the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation, from over 40 elders who grew up in the area. The Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation is a not-for-profit organization...
    • Tucker, Grant, Interview with Grant Tucker, Winterton.

    • Migration/settlement; Illness and health; Work; Supernatural belief; Social beliefs, practices and customs; Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;
    • This interview is part of a series of filmed oral histories, collected in 2005 by the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation, from over 40 elders who grew up in the area. The Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation is a not-for-profit organization...
    • 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...
    • Button, Samuel. Samuel Button interview.

    • Migration/settlement; Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;
    • Samuel Button discusses his book, "They survived by the Seat of their Brows: Silver Fox Island",and the research and knowledge that went into it, as well as how it came it be concieved. He discusses the resentment and other feelings that the...

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