In the early spring of 1934, twenty-three-year old Baxter
Penney left his home in Horwood, Notre Dame Bay, and travelled to Millertown to
work as a logger for the A. N.D. Company
Baxter was like a lot of men from the Horwood area who left
their homes for at least three months and went in the lumber woods to earn
money to support themselves and their families.
It was Baxter’s journey back home to Horwood that caught
author Hector Earle’s attention when he heard about it.
Leaning about the young man’s fate when he was only about a
mile from home, after travelling nearly 200 miles to get to his family in time
for Christmas, sparked Hector’s curiosity and resulted in his writing a story
he says may surprise and even shock readers. He invites you to come along with
him and walk in Baxter’s footsteps and judge for yourself.