This probably doesn't happen anymore.

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by olefin, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    I was looking at some of my old Newfoundland pictures and came across these. The Newfoundlanders made use of most of it except the head. The area got to stinking after a day or so. Pictures taken about 1954.
     

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  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Cool pics,thanks for sharing!!!
     

  3. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Wow, some old pics, very clear brother. It was a way of life for sure. Thanks for sharing some of your old memories.
     
  4. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    That is sad.I meant the pics were cool because they are old and still look great! Don't want anybody to get the wrong impression.
     
  5. da-cajun-angla

    da-cajun-angla New Member

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    Were They Beached Or Caught???
     
  6. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    That is sad........ but that was a way of life also, back then.
     
  7. Gringoloco

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    Wow, are those just washed up Whales or are they pictures of poaching them?
     
  8. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Well thats how life was there before conservation took hold.
     
  9. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    The best I remember the Newf's herded them into a cove until they beached.
    It was legal back then.

    Steve is right, it was a sad site but in those days it fed those folks. Their only income was from fishing or pulp wood. In this same area in the last few years they have hit oil and gas field so their standard of living has greatly improved. Back then there were no highways or even dirt roads that connected one side of the island to the other. Only the railroad, today the railroad is gone and there is a major highway across the island.
     
  10. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    Only was able to see the one pix, thats for posting pix and the history of the way that things use to be. Interesting.
     
  11. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    life sure has changed when we all became civilized. I asked my Grandma one time about the good ole days. She told me it was a lot of work and they weren't that good. lol All I see in that picture is people surviving with what they have. Later Andy
     
  12. Buddrice

    Buddrice New Member

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    I think it is sad,but I also understand it was the way of life during that time.Thanks for sharing the pics...
     
  13. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Back then they had no idea that there would be this many people in the world today, or the huge commerical fishing fleets we have today. They didn't do too much damage back then with the relativly small numbers they caught.
     
  14. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

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    Those are som sad, but good pics. Thanks for sharing them.
     
  15. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Sad that happened but atleast the people didn't waste the animales and the community was fed.
     
  16. BullDaddy

    BullDaddy New Member

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    Those pix really demonstrate how much the times have changed. At the time those pix where taken, it was accepted and not given a second thought (well, except for the smell LOL). Today most people look at those pictures and only see cruelty while some can still see the survival. My grandfather told me that when he was little, if they didn't catch it or shoot it, they didn't eat. Thanks for sharing a little history, Olefin.
     
  17. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    wow those are some neat pics thanks for sharing