The Placentia Area - A Changing Mosaic

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Lulu.com, Mar 25, 2016 - History - 396 pages
Touching on the wide array of people and events who have brought life to the history of the Placentia area, The Placentia Area - A Changing Mosaic offers a glimpse of the deep history that has transformed this part of Newfoundland and Labrador. The history is a collection of interconnected stories. Geological processes forged a landscape that would feature in later actions and activities. Geology created a wide expansive beach that Basque fish harvesters discovered was perfect for drying fish. This attribute, along with its deep harbour, then ensured that Placentia would go on to function in the struggles between the French and English. And from this period, the Placentia area has evolved, playing a role in the lives of well-known characters such as Pierre le Moyne d'Iberville or Roger F. Sweetman, as well as the less known, yet equally important, women and men who simply came to make a life for themselves. To the present day, the latter has remained a defining quality of the region.
 

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Contents

Chapter Two
13
Chapter Four
29
Chapter Six
51
Chapter Seven
67
Chapter Eight
81
Chapter Nine
97
Chapter Ten
119
Chapter Eleven
141
Chapter Fourteen
205
Chapter Fifteen
221
Chapter Sixteen
237
Chapter Seventeen
251
Chapter Eighteen
267
Chapter Nineteen
281
Epilogue
309
Index
377

Chapter Twelve
161
Chapter Thirteen
185

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