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Corner Brook: A Social History of a Paper Town (Newfoundland History…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0920911064, Hardcover)Toward the end of the eighteenth century, when western Newfoundland (Canada) was still known as the French Shore, a few pioneer families began to settle in Bay of Islands. From the early settlements of Curling, Humbermouth, Brake's Cove and others in the Bay of Islands, grew the city of Corner Brook. Through prose and photographs, Harold Horwood, one of Canada's most distinghuished writers, gives us an exciting and descriptive account of the social history of one of the most beautiful cities in the country.
Situated at the mouth of the magnificent Humber River, Corner Brook was selected by one of the most extraordinary entrepreneurs of the century, Sir Eric Bowater, as the centrepiece in his vast pulp and paper empire. Bowater's was his company, and Corner Brook was his town. As the company grew and developed, so too did the town.
In this research, Horwood misses no opportunity to relay firsthand accounts of this great industrial entreprise and this beautifu! l city, from the first pioneers, the humble loggers and mill workers to distinghuished managers and owners. The book ends with the recent transition of ownership by Bowater to Kruger Incorporated.
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