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Cows on Packies Bonus
Cows on Packies Bonus
Descriptive TitleCows on Packies Bonus
DescriptionDuring the Depression, residents were encouraged to clear land and were given a small government bonus for each acre cleared. Packie (Patrick) Power (1893-1965) cleared land above the Wester Cove, close to the Knap. This land became known as Packies Bonus. Not far from Packies Bonus, Ben Power (1868-1936) and his sons cleared land to grow potatoes and this land became known as Bens Bonus.
CollectorBranch Cultural Historical Association
Location Depicted/DiscussedCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--Branch
NotesWhile the Flats add a fair amount of agricultural land, the hill slopes around Branch provide better drainage and are better suited for growing vegetables such as potatoes.
TypeStill Image
Resource TypePhotograph
SourceBranch Cultural Historical Association Linda OKeefe
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Avalon
RightsCC BY-NC 2.0 CA
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