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History of Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada

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Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada

Grand Falls (or Grand-Sault), NB, incorporated as a town in 1890, is located 228 km up the SAINT JOHN RIVER from Fredericton at the point where the Canada-US boundary begins to be designated by the river. It is the only officially bilingual town in New Brunswick.

The cataract from which the town's name originates was the site of overnight encampments from the time of the MALISEET. Grand Falls had a brief stint as a military post at the time of the boundary dispute with the United States. The initial surge of settlement, however, came through the entrepreneurial efforts of Sir John Caldwell, who brought settlers in to run his around-the-clock sawmill operation in the late 1830s. The surrounding area was settled by farmers in the ensuing decades, and with the completion of railway links in the 1870s, the town began a period as a tourist and resort attraction in the vein of Niagara Falls. In the 1920s a dam and electrical generating station changed the effect of the falls and it lost its tourist appeal.

Grand Falls's post-World War II prosperity has depended almost entirely on potato production and export. The town and surrounding area has a long history of close ties to communities on the American side of the border and a population mix of French, Irish and Danes.
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  • In 1866 Grand Falls was a community with approximately 55 families: included the settlement of Colebrooke: PO 1851-c1870

    archives.gnb.ca

  • 1873
    GRAND FALLS, or COLEBROOKE, a post town of New Brunswick, capital of the co. of Victoria, pleasantly situated at the head of navigation of the St....Read MORE...


  • Grand Falls was incorporated as a town in 1890

    archives.gnb.ca

  • 1895 - Grand Falls
    Grand Falls, or Cole'brooke, a post-town of New Brunswick, capital of the co. of Victoria, on the St. John £er, and on the Fredericton & Rivière du...Read MORE...


  • Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada
    Grand Falls and Suspension Bridge
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  • Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada
    Main Street, Grand Falls, N.B.
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  • In 1904, Grand Falls was a port of entry, a station on the Canadian Pacific Railway and a town with 15 stores, 3 hotels, 1 sawmill, 1 grist mill, 1 cheese factory, 1 butter factory, 3 churches and a population of 1000.

    archives.gnb.ca

  • Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada
    (1910)
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  • 1916
    Grand Falls, or Colebrooke, a banking post-town and outport of New Brunswick, capital of the co. of Victoria, on the St. John River (near the great...Read MORE...


  • Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada
    The Dam at Grand Falls, N.B.
    Postcard
  • 1973 - Ron Turcotte of Grand Falls wins horse racing's Triple Crown riding the legendary Secretariat.

    new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html

  • Grand Falls
    Grand Falls (or Grand-Sault), NB, incorporated as a town in 1890, population 5706 (2011c), 5650 (2006c). The Town of Grand Falls is located 228 km up ...Read MORE...




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Grand Falls and Suspension Bridge
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  • In 1866 Grand Falls was a community with approximately 55 families: included the settlement of Colebrooke: PO 1851-c1870

    archives.gnb.ca
  • 1873
    GRAND FALLS, or COLEBROOKE, a post town of New Brunswick, capital of the co. of Victoria, pleasantly situated at the head of navigation of the St.... Read MORE...

  • Grand Falls was incorporated as a town in 1890

    archives.gnb.ca
  • 1895 - Grand Falls
    Grand Falls, or Cole'brooke, a post-town of New Brunswick, capital of the co. of Victoria, on the St. John £er, and on the Fredericton & Rivière du... Read MORE...

  • In 1904, Grand Falls was a port of entry, a station on the Canadian Pacific Railway and a town with 15 stores, 3 hotels, 1 sawmill, 1 grist mill, 1 cheese factory, 1 butter factory, 3 churches and a population of 1000.

    archives.gnb.ca
  • 1916
    Grand Falls, or Colebrooke, a banking post-town and outport of New Brunswick, capital of the co. of Victoria, on the St. John River (near the great... Read MORE...

  • 1973 - Ron Turcotte of Grand Falls wins horse racing's Triple Crown riding the legendary Secretariat.

    new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html
  • Grand Falls
    Grand Falls (or Grand-Sault), NB, incorporated as a town in 1890, population 5706 (2011c), 5650 (2006c). The Town of Grand Falls is located 228 km up ... Read MORE...

  • The Grand Falls Gorge | Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada

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