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WAM July 23-24 James E. Candow

It’s been in the lives of townies for almost ever. It’s in song, story, myth, and visual representations of all kinds from stamps to lithographs to photographs. It has come almost to represent the St. John’s. It is as iconic as the Bascilica, the harbour and Moo-Moo’s ice cream.

Signal Hill.

The noon-day gun. Lover’s lane. Its life as a military installation, a communications icon and a tourist destination.

These and many more stories are told in a new book, The Lookout - A History of Signal Hill, by historian James E. Candow.

The book received its launch this week and I invited Jim into the studio to talk about it.

I began by asking him why we need a history of Signal Hill.

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