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A Calamitous Situation -The Life of Polly Jarvis Dibblee
This wonderful story about life as a loyalist is brought to us by, author Stephen Davidson. Mr Davidson gave us special permission to post this on our site feeling that it would make a nice addition. We agree and know our viewer will too.

What Lies Beneath
The hill near where the YM-YWCA will build hides so many ancient Native treasures in its soil that special steps must be taken to protect them.

"Our First Rhodes Scholar"
Saint John native Chester Martin was awarded the first such Scholarship in North America.

"Panthers among Us", Bigcat Tales

AMAZING ECO-ZONE FACT
The Saint John Geological eco-Zone is significant because of its natural history and geology. This is one of the few places in the world where 600 million-year-old rocks are still visible... on the city's main street!

History abounds in Fernhill Cemetery

"Elusive Oak" a story on the Canada

The Legendary Marco Polo

"Charlotte's Slipper" a loyalist tale

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!!!
New Brunswick musicians made history in May of 1907 at the Nickel Theatre in Saint John. They were the first to accompany silent moving pictures in North America.
Film mogul Louis B. Mayer grew up in Saint John The port city has been home to several Hollywood legends, including distinguished actors Walter Pidgeon and Donald Sutherland.

Partridge Island "Fog but no Horn"

One Saint Johner's feeling on the lose of our foghorn

More concerns on the destruction of Saint John's heritage.

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
Today, mahogany is one of the most expensive woods available, but in New Brunswick during the 19th century, it was actually one of the least expensive woods! Because of its heaviness, mahogany was used as ballast below the deck of sailing ships arriving at New Brunswick's many ports. The wood was then discarded dockside into the waiting hands of local furniture makers.

"I'd rather be Sailing", RKYC celebrates 100th

"One Man's Story" Conrad Hendricks first at Loyalist Burial Grounds

"Good Turn Not Forgotten" a story of famed speed skater Charles Gorman

HOT SEAT ?
Wait til you hear this one. In 1778, it seems that respected Saint John lawyer Ward Chipman ordered a chair specially crafted by Alexander Ross and James Hunter of Fredericton. Letters between Chipman and Ross were found discussing details of the chair's cost, shipping fees and so on. However, the return address on one letter bears the name of the local prison in Fredericton. It seems Ross and Hunter were jailed for debt and the chair was part of their payment to Chipman for legal fees. The chair is on display at the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John.

Cathedral steeple lights up skylight

The Castle of Disenchantment

Man of the People
A Saint John businessman who embraced socialist ideas, Warren Franklin Hatheway spent his life trying to better the lot of the working class.

DOWNTOWN IS ACTUALLY UPTOWN
Check those brakes! Saint John has the steepest main street in Canada. King Street has an 8 per cent grade. In other words, over the distance of two city blocks, the street rises 80 feet…. ( roughly the height of an eight-storey building ). So it's no wonder people in Saint John go " uptown " to do their shopping. Oops!

Benedict Arnold "The greatest rascal that ever was"

Louis B, Mayer "The mogul who got away"

DID WE SAY SQUARE ?
Despite the name, King Square is not square. It's rectangular, like a flag. In fact, if you were to hitch a ride with one of the pigeons near the bandstand, you'd see the pathways are designed to look like the Union Jack. Just a little reminder of our Loyalist roots.

"Heroine of Acadia" Françoise Marie Jacquelin: Lady La Tour

Madame La Tour "Our Lady of Mystery"

"Tour LaTour" is the latest article on the development of the site.

A RIVER RUNS BACKWARDS
At low tide, watch the Saint John River crash through a narrow gorge and tumble into the harbour. Come back at high tide and watch the same river go the other way. Serious Folks! The Bay of Fundy's incredible tides are too strong for the mighty Saint John River, forcing the waters to flow upstream twice a day, every day. Something to see with your own eyes to believe. AWESOME!!!

The Empress of Ireland - Canada's Titanic

The Heads on Chubbs Corner, Saint John

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