According to local oral tradition, James Herbert Dower (1773-
1850) was among the first permanent settlers in Conche, a
community on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula.Austin
Dower, a great great grandson of James Dower, says growing
up in Conche he was captivated by stories he heard about the
community in the late eighteenth century, the early days of
permanent settlement.He was especially intrigued by accounts
of the life and experiences of James Dower and that led to him
putting pen to paper and writing his relative’s story. A must read
for everyone with a Dower connection.
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