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Historic Saint John Streets

by (author) David Goss & Harold Wright

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2013
Historical Geography
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2013
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Neither the Crow’s Nest tavern nor the boundary between Saint John East and West exist today, but Crow’s Nest Lane and City Line still do. In this pioneering excavation of the largest city in New Brunswick, authors David Goss (Only in New Brunswick) and Harold E. Wright (East Saint John) illuminate many of the stories inspired by and responsible for the curious collection of street names in Saint John, New Brunswick, past and present.

Culled from interviews with current and former residents, archival and original research, and a dash of local lore, Historic Saint John Streets is both a historians’ reference and readers’ miscellany. Featuring an ambitious sampling of over 100 roads and archival images, representative streetscapes run the gamut from secret shortcuts, to back roads, to main throughways, and offer a valuable new perspective of the historically rich Maritime city.

About the authors

David Goss is a native Saint Johner who has shared the city's folklore and history via his neighbourhood Walks n' Talks programs for the past 35 summers. He has also written over 3,500 articles on Saint John and New Brunswick topics, and is the author of a dozen books, including Only in New Brunswick, Saint John Curiosities, It Happened in New Brunswick, and West Side Stories.

David Goss' profile page

Harold E. Wright was born and raised in Saint John and has been involved with the local heritage field for thirty-five years. He has written multiple books on local heritage and his work has received recognition at the international, national, and regional levels. He is a champion of recognizing and promoting veterans and their stories. This has included dozens of exhibits on veterans, television programs, and in 2012 the dedication of the Wade-Myles (aviation) Park at the former Millidgeville Airport.

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