TITLE

A Neglected Island Comes to Life

AUTHOR(S)
MacKaye, Milton
PUB. DATE
April 1959
SOURCE
Saturday Evening Post;4/4/1959, Vol. 231 Issue 40, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the economic development of the island of Newfoundland, Newfoundland &3x0026; Labrador. For generations the people of this bleak but strategic land lived in grinding poverty. But today, Yankee dollars and a controversial premier are bringing Newfoundland out of the shadows. Newfoundland was once a poor country with only one industry--fishing. Just before the turn of the century, leaders hoped to join Canada as a province, but union fell through when a parsimonious Canada refused to shoulder $5,000,000 of Newfoundland's public debt. However, Newfoundland is now a sportsman's paradise.
ACCESSION #
17799893

 

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