Fonds MS121 - Harry M. Grant Fonds

An artist’s rendering of the proposed Mactaquac Dam Project, as seen in the Daily Gleaner 1 A colour version (of the picture in 1), as seen on a large billboard near the Mactaquac Region. 1 View of sign 1 The Grant family homestead in Mactaquac.

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Harry M. Grant Fonds

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Harry Grant was a local historian who with his sister-in-law Evelyn Grant (1913-2007) published, “The Vanished Village,” a small book portraying life in Jewett’s Mill – a village that was founded by Daniel Jewett in the early 1800s and destroyed in 1967 by the rising waters of the Mactaquac Hydro Development. Grant is also co-author of “On the Ridge”, a genealogy and local history of Keswick Ridge.

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This series consists of 35mm Kodachrome transparencies, that document the construction on the Mactaquac Hydro Dam from 1964 – 1968 and the effects of the Dam on the St. John river and communities that were flooded, including Jewett’s Mill where the Grant farm was located.

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Material was donated by Harry’s son, Richard Grant (FRM acc. 2012.2).


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Collection donated by Richard Grant in 2012 (FRM acc. 2012.2).

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Cusack, Ruby. "Considering all the things I could write", Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick), 20 November 2010, Page F2.
Cusack, Ruby. "Story of vanished village looks at life in Jewett's Mills", Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick), 30 December 2003.

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