Saint John River Valley 1949

Saint John River Valley 1949

Saint John River Valley 1949

This week our post is a video, “Saint John River Valley 1949” produced by the National Film Board. The music for the film was composed by Eldon Rathburn a film composer, pianist, organist, and teacher who was born in Queenstown. Known as the “Dean of Canadian film composers,” he composed over 300 film scores throughout his career. You can learn more about him here. The film takes you on a journey up the river with stops in Saint John, Fredericton, Woodstock, Edmundston, and more. See the way we lived in 1949. 


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  1. Awesome retro film. Loved the parade in Fredericton. I was describing a parade on air in Fredericton in the late 80s with John Richard’s on CFNB. As the parade made its way down Queen St, John Richard’s said “and ohhh who are these handsome men with the blue stripes” ..I whispered to him “highway patrol”…..John comes back and says….”ohhh it seems these handsome men are from the New Brunswick Highway Patrol, and that’s according to John Day. Of course I came apart with laughter.

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