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Minister's Island - A Forgotten Shrine, New Brunswick (43/65)


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Good Earth Productions
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 30 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 200
Available in French: No

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This island is described as New Brunswick's "best-kept secret". It has a double claim to fame: firstly as the only surviving Shrine to the father of Canada's national railway and secondly that Sir William Van Horne was voted Canada's businessman of the 20th century. The island is also a burial ground of aboriginal peoples dating back 2,500 years. It had been a popular hunting ground for aboriginal people as well - a herd of eighty deer continue to live on this island.