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New Brunswick Scenes From an Old Book

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New Brunswick Scenes From an Old Book

These pictures are from The Celestial City, Fredericton, New Brunswick and the Saint John River, for the Tourist and Sportsman by Frank H. Risteen, published in 1904 by the Fredericton Tourist Association. This was the fifth edition of the book, and most or all of the pictures likely date from before 1904.

An unidentified residential street in Fredericton: A friend noticed what looks to be the top of the Cathedral, above the trees on the right. I think that this is correct and that this is Brunswick Street.

Residential Street

 

The Legislature building in Fredericton:

Legislature Building 

 

Old Government House in Fredericton:

Old Government House 

 

Officers Square in Fredericton

Officers Square

 

The Cathedral in Fredericton:

Cathedral

On the Nashwaak River, opposite Fredericton:

Nashwaak opposite Fredericton 

 

Wilmot Park in Fredericton

Wilmot Park

 

The Royal Kennebecasis Yacht Club sailing a few miles below Fredericton

Yacht Club

 

The cotton mill and the lumber mill at Marysville

Marysville Mills

 

The falls at Grand Falls, New Brunswick

Grand Falls

 

A picture from below Grand Falls:

Below Grand Falls 

 

Fishing at Tobique Narrows

Tobique Narrows

 

Timber Burr truss spans over the Saint John River at Florenceville

Florenceville Bridge

 

Canoeing, above Fredericton:

Canoeing 

 

Mouth of the Oromocto River: 230 years of my family history here. 

Mouth of Oromocto

 

Sheffield, below Fredericton

Sheffield

 

The narrows, approaching Saint John

Narrows St John

 

Papineau Falls, Nepisiquit River:

Papineau 

 

Pokiok Falls:

Pokiok 

 

One of eight moose captured under a license for government of Newfoundland:

Moose 

 

 ‘Ravine Lodge’, a summer home near Fredericton

Ravine

 

‘The Birches’, a typical summer camp on the Saint John River: Typical for the purpose of composing a tourist guide. 

Birches

 

A view on the Tobique River:

Tobique River 

 

E.B. Holmes of Brookline, Mass., and Arthur Pringle, Guide, with a moose on the Miramichi:

Moose 2 

 

Summer homes near Fredericton

Summer Fredericton

 

Nine-foot salmon leap, Sevogle Falls, Miramichi

Salmon Leap

 

Lumber drive on the Nashwaak River near Fredericton

Nashwaak Lumber

 

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Written by johnwood1946

February 20, 2013 at 9:35 AM

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  1. love these old photos. I am 8o and remember some of the places

    Don Sutherland

    February 21, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    • Don, I am a mere 66,but also remember some of those places. I am glad that you liked them. John

      johnwood1946

      February 21, 2013 at 3:32 PM


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