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Miners at work at the iron mines on Bell Island, ca. 1895.

Mining, the fishery and the forestry were Newfoundland's three staple industries in the early 20th century.

From D.W. Prowse, A History of Newfoundland from the English, Colonial, and Foreign Records, 2nd edition (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1896) 548.
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