National Geographic : 1967 Apr
The Vikings visited 4Newfoundland in 1000 A.D. . . come see what you've been missing all these years. Discover Newfoundland, before everybody else does. Explore a thousand miles of sea sculptured coast line. Savage. Serene. Hauntingly beautiful. Find your own sandy beach or sheltered cove; it's been waiting for centuries. Journey inland through the storied Avalon Penin sula where soaring cliffs give way to evergreen forests and jewelled lakes. See the teeming rivers of the interior; watch them spill into spectacular gorges. View the mountain ranges of the enchant ing west coast. This is Newfoundland, where white civilization began in North America. Every step brings you face to face with history. In the fishing village of Grates Cove, John Cabot inscribed his name on a rock. That was back in 1497. It's still legible for you to read. In the oldest city of the new world-St. John's-you'll meet Basque and Portuguese fishermen looking out from the wharves on the most spectacular landlocked harbour in the Western World. Here, on Signal Hill, Marconi received the first wireless message from across the Atlantic. NEWFOUNDLAND and LABRADOR CANADA Visit the fishing villages of Newfoundland and hear Devonshire English as it was spoken in Shakespeare's day. Or the rolling Irish accents of Cork; the rich burr of a Kerry brogue. Listen to the eerie legends of ghosts and pirate ships. Sing the lusty folk songs of long ago. But see modern Newfoundland, too; the charm ing cities with their fine public buildings, museums, galleries. Enjoy the good restaurants and excellent accommodation throughout the island, linked coast to coast by 565 miles of the new and paved Trans-Canada Highway. There's no drive like it in the whole New World. Feel at home. Newfoundland folk know how to give visitors a jolly doryman's welcome. After all, they've been doing it for centuries. I am particularly interested in Cruises D Camping O Fishing 0 Hunting [ General Vacation Package O FREE VACATION KITS Name Address City State Zip Mail to: Newfoundland andLabradorTourist Office, Dept. NGM-71, St. John's, Newfoundland. ......... . . . . . ..........