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Newfoundland Airport Construction 1936 - 1939
|The below pictures show some of the history
of "Good ole Gander" from its conception as NFLD Airport in the mid 1930's,
the Canadian Military renamed it "Gander" in 1941. The old townsite is almost
no more, but for us Ganderites who lived there, we remember the busy airport,
going to schools and Saturday matinees at the Star Theater. Although we
can not revisit actual structures, some of the simplest pictures bring back
some of the fondest memories. For a real flavour of life on the old townsite,
and to see how the "first wave" of original Ganderites remember their early
days. Visit www.gaflight.org
They were the luckiest ones!
If you have any more photos or comments (corrections) please forward them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for looking.
Class of 1968 - Gander Collegiate
Airport-First Railway Station 1936. Located at milepost 213.
|The Daily Express brought in workers for construction. There were 900 men on site in 1939||
bunk houses housed up to
|Ken Goodyear (with pipe) chatting with the boys on a quite Sunday afternoon.|
|This shrub area had been razed by fire 20 years earlier.||
the 1st diesel
|By 1939, the crews had paved an equivalent road 20 feet wide by 110 miles long.||"Colas" tankers camefrom Clarenville a division of Shell Oil.|