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Englishs Gulch flows past meadows on the way to the River
Englishs Gulch flows past meadows on the way to the River
Descriptive TitleEnglishs Gulch flows past meadows on the way to the River
CategoryKnowledge of the land/water and environment
Migration/settlement
TopicLandscape
Livestock
Vegetables
KeywordsGulches
DescriptionTwo 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 the 1800s as the population grew and new families required land for vegetable gardens and livestock pasturage.
Date2008-06
CollectorBranch Cultural Historical Association
Location Depicted/DiscussedCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--Branch
NotesPrior to the Englishs arrival in Branch, this gulch was known as Cottlers Gulch. Cottler was the captain of a schooner from Placentia forced to over-winter in Branch before the community was settled. Poor weather prevented the boat from getting out the Gut, forcing the crew to stay until the ice broke up in the spring. While details about their stay are scanty, it is said they used provisions from the boat to get through the winter and they may have built a log cabin.
FormatImage/jpeg
TypeStill Image
Resource TypePhotograph
LanguageEng
SourceBranch Cultural Historical Association Margaret Power
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Avalon
RightsCC BY-NC 2.0 CA
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