Saint John's North End: 1864-1975

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With Saint John's North End, we continue our journey into the past of this lively and beloved city. This new pictorial history combines a wealth of over two hundred photographs taken between 1864 and 1975 with insightful commentary. The images cover all areas of the original City of Portland, from Indiantown to Mount Pleasant Avenue, and from Paradise Row to the Reversible Falls. Some of the scenes included werecaptured before the Indiantown Fire of 1899—all are rare and depict a heartfelt appreciation for the North End. Each page turn invites readers to experience a taste of nostalgia. We go to work at the Snowflake Lime Kiln, visit the Community Market, take in a movie at the Regent Theater, or go to Splanes to buy a fishing reel. Readers get reacquainted with some familiar faces like Oakie O'Connor or Carl White. Family and children are not forgotten, as we look at Joe Logan's new tricycle, or watch as every kid on Wellsley Avenue goes bike riding. Come venture into Rockwood Park to see the bear cage, or go swimming at Lily Lake. Watch Solly's hockey team battle against the Atlantic All Stars at the Forum, or relive the excitement of a ball game at St. Peters Park.
ISBN: 9780738572703
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Brunswick
Series: Historic Canada
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Historian Harold E. Wright is a noted Saint John author and columnist. Paul James is a longtime North Ender. Together with Saint John, Wright's first book in the Historic Canada series, their new work is sure to inspire the sharing of stories and memories between generations of residents.
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