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Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada - 1899 - Fredericton
...And now, gazing across the breezy waters, we catch sight of a few church -spires rising tall above the many elms surrounding them . Fredericton, the capital of the province, is at hand . The water -front is lined with beautiful elms. Most of the principal buildings of the city do not face the river, but we can, from our boat, form a general idea of their appearance and surroundings. The Normal School building is very fine ; and so is the new Parliament House, of freestone and gray granite.
Fredericton is a very ambitious city. Although one fifth as large as St. John, she longs to rival her big neighbor in commercial importance. She is the centre of the lumbering district, and is anxious to be the centre of the agricultural, fishing, and mining regions on the north shore. But as yet her latest ambitions have not been accomplished.
The World and Its People, Book IV, Our American Neighbors by Fanny E Coe, 1899, Page 34
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