Author and ardent fisherman Walter Staples made his first trip to this wild area of southwest Newfoundland in 1980. He had heard about the beautiful La Polie River valley and its runs of Atlantic salmon. What he discovered, however, was a much more complex story about rugged pioneer families who moved far from the nearest village in hopes of carving out a livelihood from the dense forest.Most families had what they called aquot;couchesaquot; [shown in diagram]. ... Some would cut them back to a desired height about half way around the barrel, put a seat in, and add rockers. Some made standard rocking chairs. They built their ownanbsp;...
|Title||:||The North Bay narrative|
|Publisher||:||Peter Randall Pub - 1998-11-01|