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This page contains various pictures and notes that look at the town's past.

Any additional details pertaining to these posts are welcomed by contacting the Fortune Town Office.

Highway leading to Grand Bank with home of James P. Haddon in centre (Late 1800's or Early

"Highway" leading to Grand Bank with home of James Haddon in centre (Late 1800's or Early 1900's)

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre

James N. Haddon and Grace P. Haddon departing for Grand Bank.png

James N. Haddon and Grace P. Haddon departing for Grand Bank

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre

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View of Fortune from Hornhouse Road, 1913-1914

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre

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Panoramic view of Fortune

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre

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S. S. Home in Fortune harbour
Date unknown

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre

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John E. Lake's Shop, No. 1
Date unknown

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre

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John E. Lake's Shop, No. 2
Date unknown

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre

John R. Dixon and council 1946.jpg

First town council, 1946

Source: Tony Follett, Fortune then and now Facebook page

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Construction of the Wharf, 1950

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre

1950 - Fish stores of Lake and Lake Ltd and George T. Dixon Ltd C.N. Coastal Boat.png

Fish stores of Lake and Lake Ltd and George T. Dixon Ltd with  C.N. Coastal Boat "Baccalieu", 1950

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre

Sam Lake's Farm Haddock Road Subdivision 1950.png

Sam Lake's Farm, Haddock Road Subdivision, 1950

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre

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Town council with MHA Thomas Alexander Hickman, 1965 - 1969

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre

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Bayview Street (from what would later become Mary Brown's parking lot), 1975

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre

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View of Eldon Street, near George and Mary Lake Heritage House
Date unknown

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre

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View of Fortune, 1970's

Source: Fortune Municipal Centre