Sunday, March 27, 2005

Hebron, Labrador

I had the dim recollection from the 1950s that Hebron was the farthest north town in Labrador on Canada's Atlantic shore; confirmed. I discovered that it was a Moravian mission of Inuit (Eskimo) natives. The government, cocerned about crowding, poor health and lack of fuel, closed the store and ordered the village be abandoned in 1959.
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Sadly the government focused on getting the people out of a bad situation with little concern for how they would adapt elsewhere. Most lived their lives as outsiders unable to support themselves.

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