Voices in the Wind: A History of Gander, Newfoundland,
Traces the airport town once known as the Crossroads of the World from its humble beginnings as Hattie’s Camp in 1936 up until the present. Informative and entertaining. A history book anyone will enjoy reading.
And in the beginning there was a wooded plateau atop a lake without bottom and the faint whiff of opportunity in the air.
For what would become Gander stood on the sweet spot between Europe and the Americas and would be a virtual bridge across continents. An airport here would be an enabler, a catalyst; it would give wings to transatlantic flight and bring a world divided by geography that much closer together. For the airlines would be the blood, the North Atlantic the vein and Gander the very heart it would be pumped through. Gander’s history is storied. There was darkness and light, tragedy and triumph, firsts and lasts. It is not a story of industry of technology or aviation so much as it is about the people who made it happen. For Gander, in its own small way, has rendered a great service to industry, peace and the building of the global village.