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Inland view of the Flats
Inland view of the Flats
Descriptive TitleInland view of the Flats
CategoryKnowledge of the land/water and environment
Work
TopicLandscape
Vegetables
Livestock
KeywordsFarmland
DescriptionThe Flats provide a considerable tract of agricultural land in Branch. Suitable for growing vegetables and a source of hay, the Flats also provide livestock pasturage.
Date2008-09
CollectorBranch Cultural Historical Association
Location Depicted/DiscussedCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--Branch--Branch River
NotesIn his book Sport, Travel and Adventure in Newfoundland and the West Indies, Captain Kennedy wrote of his visit to Branch in the late-1800s, The village was picturesquely situated in a valley, and presented a very pleasing and well-to-do appearance, quite in contrast to the generality of Newfoundland settlements; this was due to the fact that the valley afforded pasturage to herds of cattle and sheep, and a considerable part of it was devoted to agriculture... I never saw finer potatoes, or better cream, bread, butter, or fatter poultry or stock, in any place than at Branch River, showing what can be done by perseverance. The hay crops were magnificent, and the whole place bore the aspect of a well-to-do farm in the Lowlands of Scotland. It is certainly the most flourishing little place in Newfoundland. -- Sport, Travel and Adventure in Newfoundland and the West Indies, 1885, Captain W. R. Kennedy
FormatImage/jpeg
TypeStill Image
Resource TypePhotograph
LanguageEng
SourceBranch Cultural Historical Association Linda OKeefe
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Avalon
RightsCC BY-NC 2.0 CA
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