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The Placentia Area - A Changing Mosaic By Lee K.M. Everts
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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... More > 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.< Less
The Placentia Area - A Changing Mosaic By Lee K.M. Everts
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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... More > 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.< Less
Placentia Folklore By Norah Woodrow, et al.
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Remembering Old Times explores the folklore that helped to shape the lives of the residents of the Placentia area in the early twentieth century from birth to death. It touches on the way of life... More > that the men, women, and children of Placentia lived decades ago. The stories and information cover a wide range, including birth, marriage, foodways, entertainment, not to mention the countless beliefs and customs surrounded death.< Less

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