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Ocean Falls

Wood streets

The wood plank streets of Ocean Falls 1981
December 1980 — Many of the streets of Ocean Falls were made from wood planks, 8 inches wide and 4 inches thick, and snaked up the hill to the bunkhouses and homes for the people who worked in the town’s pulp mill. The mill closed in 1980 and by December of that year there were only a few dozen people left of a population which once reached 3500.

Store owner

Store owner Ocean Falls 1980
December 1980 — This woman owned the Ocean Falls super market which would close in a few weeks after this picture was taken. There weren’t enough people left in the town after its pulp mill, which was the sole reason for the town’s existence, was closed for the last time. Only people required to maintain machinery until it was dismantled and taken away stayed on.

Fire Chief

fire chief Ocean Falls 1980
December 1980 — The last fire truck in Ocean Falls with the fire chief at the wheel just after its pulp mill, which was the sole reason for the town’s existence, had been closed for the last time. There were only a few dozen people left of a population which once reached 3500. They would maintain the machinery until it was dismantled and taken away.

Ocean Falls

Inside the Ocean FAlls fire hall 1980
December 1980 — Tim Kendrick inside the fire hall of Ocean Falls just after its pulp mill, which was the sole reason for the town’s existence, had been closed for the last time. There were only a few dozen people left of a population which once reached 3500. They would maintain the machinery until it was dismantled and taken away.

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