Bell Island, ca. 1904
Bell Island, ca. 1904

Although farming and fishing families settled on Bell Island during the 18th century, its population remained relatively small until iron ore mines opened there in 1895.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 10.13.010), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.
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