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Changing landscape
Changing landscape, ca. 1941

Aside from expropriating land from hundreds of local residents to build a military base in Argentia, the Americans also had to remove about 8.5 million cubic feet of peat from the area before runway construction could begin.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by the permission of the Maritime History Archive (PF-306.468), Memorial University, St. John's, NL.
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