Rangers with off-duty nurses, ca. 1935-1950
Most people in outport and northern settlements welcomed Newfoundland Rangers into their communities. Although the rangers enforced unpopular gaming laws, they also made it easier than ever before for many rural residents to express their needs and concerns to government officials in St. John’s. The rangers were also sympathetic to the plight of the country’s poor and often issued higher relief payments than the government authorized.
Photograph courtesy of Norman Crane.