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  • On 10 December 1894, two of Newfoundland and Labrador's three banks closed their doors and never opened them again.
  • The commercial spring seal hunt was one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most dangerous and demanding industries in the 19th century.
  • The salt-cod fishery was a mainstay of Newfoundland and Labrador's economy throughout the 19th century.
  • As seals became more difficult to harvest, Newfoundland outfitters turned first to larger sailing vessels and then to wooden-hulled steamers.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador's climate and soil have not been conducive to agriculture, but outport isolation and poor fishery incomes have made farming crucial.
  • Asbestos mining in Newfoundland dates back to the 1890s, when two small-scale mines were established on the west coast
  • After the Commercial and Union Banks ceased operations, Newfoundland and Labrador entered a period of economic, social, and political chaos.
  • Reports of iron ore on Bell Island go back to at least 1578, when a merchant from Bristol, England, reported finding iron deposits there.
  • about the men and women, such as Naomi Gregory, who came from Newfoundland outports to St. John's to work in domestic service in upper class homes.
  • Hamilton River was one of Newfoundland and Labrador's largest hydro electric projects.
  • Throughout the nineteenth century, Newfoundland and Labrador's economy centred on its ability to export goods to foreign buyers.
  • The island of Newfoundland contains 15 million acres of forest, of which more than nine million acres are considered productive.
  • The origin of what is today referred to as traditional society in Newfoundland and Labrador may be traced to a way of life that developed around the inshore fishery in the late 19th century outport.
  • Newfoundland's tourism industry dates back to the 1890s, when advances in rail and ocean transportation made the colony more accessible than before.
  • For the first three hundred years after European settlement, the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador depended almost solely on the fisheries
  • An informal economy is one in which people provide for their own needs by engaging in a variety of noncommercial activities
  • Until well into the 20th century, Newfoundland's primary economic activity was in the fisheries.
  • Most accounts of work and labour are incomplete, since most historical records do not recognize work outside the exchanges of the market.
  • After rejecting Confederation with Canada in 1869, railway construction was championed in Newfoundland as the 'work of a country.'
  • Mining has played an important if sporadic role in the economic, social, and cultural history of Newfoundland and Labrador.