Historical and contemporary aspects of my beautiful island home. The landscape, the flora and fauna and my family will be among the treasures found in in these pages.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Billy Parsons - Miner
World -famous photographer, Yousuf Karsh came to Newfoundland in 1949, shortly after confederation and revisited the island in 1954. One of the photos that Karsh took in 1954 was of Billy Parsons who worked in the iron ore mines of Bell Island for fifty years. The photograph of Billy was the inspiration for the giant mural painted on the brick wall of a building in Wabana, the main community on the island.