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Cows on Packies Bonus
Cows on Packies Bonus
Descriptive TitleCows on Packies Bonus
CategoryWork
Food
TopicEmployment
Vegetables
KeywordsBonuses
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.
Date2008-09
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.
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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