Saint John: 1877-1980

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In its 225 years of existence, Saint John has undergone numerous transformations to become the city it is today. In 1783, an influx of American settlers resulted in upwards of 16,000 residents, andby 1867, the city was the fourth largest in Canada. The most catastrophic fire in the city's history came in 1877, resulting in the loss of some 1,600 homes and businesses. Many of the structures wererebuilt and are still standing today, contributing to the city's Victorian character. By the 1950s, historic structures began to disappear in the name of progress, and a huge urban renewal development wascarried out in the 1960s. Saint John: 1877–1980 highlights the many changes the city has seen over the years, through photographs of its neighbourhoods, play places, tourist attractions, and residents.
ISBN: 9780738572222
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Brunswick
Series: Historic Canada
Images: 205
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
David Goss, a Saint John native, has had an interest in history since a very young age. While employed in the recreation field in Saint John, he began a program of community walks in 1978, where he shared stories of the heritage of the city. The series has been in continuous operation since then. Goss has also authored a dozen books and thousands of articles about his native city.
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