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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pictou County, Nova Scotia
By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2019
Adam Carr Bell Marker • wide view from George Street
(marker visible near center)
|Born in Pictou, here he was raised and lived his adult years.
Educated in the New Glasgow Schools, Sackville (Mount Allison) Academy, Glasgow University Scotland.
Public Servant, Politician, Pharmacist, Sportsman, Farmer, Horse Breeder. . . . — — Map (db m144796) HM|
|Into the East River at New Glasgow between 1821 and 1918 were launched some two hundred and ten sailing ships of 100 to 1400 tons burthen, built by native workmen from native materials.
The locally owned, commanded and manned vessels moved . . . — — Map (db m144793) HM|
|This area of Downtown New Glasgow was known as Bell's Corner for well over a century. Basil Bell (chemist, teacher and entrepreneur) constructed this architecturally sound stone home and store (to your left) in the mid 1840's. He and his wife would . . . — — Map (db m144797) HM|
|”One of New Glasgow’s most interesting and notable persons is George Rogers McKenzie. During his lifetime he was a builder of ships, deep water captain, a master mariner and a politician.” —Stories from Pictou County’s . . . — — Map (db m144795) HM|
|The land upon which this park is situated was given to the Town of New Glasgow by James William Carmichael, Esq. on the Twenty-fourth day of November Eighteen Hundred and Ninety — — Map (db m144802) HM|
Born and educated in New Glasgow, Cameron, having graduated from the Boston Law School, practiced law in the United States before joining Queen’s University in 1882. The following year he became editor of the Kingston . . . — — Map (db m139298) HM|
|This parcel of land in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia deeded to the City of Glasgow, Scotland, Aug. 6, 1975, during the visit of the Honourable Peter T. McCann, Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow, to officiate at the Festival of Tartans on the occasion . . . — — Map (db m144804) HM|
|You are standing beside the Mae MacGillivray Building, which was renovated in 2014 by MacGillivray Properties Limited. The loft apartments have an industrial theme rooted in the County's history of coal, steel and shipbuilding. A 1916 book Pictou . . . — — Map (db m144806) HM|
|This memorial and activity trail recognizes the inspiration of Johnny C. Miles (1905 to 2003). Johnny grew up in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia and became an internationally known sports figure following his 1926 and 1929 wins of the Boston Marathon. He . . . — — Map (db m144803) HM|
|Originally dedicated in 1898 in honour of F.D. Laurie, former Mayor of New Glasgow, this park was rededicated in 1992 as Laurie Park, a Peace Park, by Her Worship Mayor Ann MacLean, on behalf of the residents of the Town of New Glasgow and the . . . — — Map (db m144883) HM|
|The community that was to become New Glasgow was settled in 1784 by Deacon Thomas Fraser. By 1809 the Town was named after Old Glasgow in Scotland and incorporated in 1875. A strong entrepreneurial spirit was evident even in 1809 when the first . . . — — Map (db m144794) HM|
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|New Glasgow is a scenic riverside town of 9,455 residents, which serves as the commercial-service centre for northern Nova Scotia with a rich multi-cultural mosaic. Founded by Scottish settlers in 1784, the town was named after Glasgow, Scotland and . . . — — Map (db m144801) HM|
|This bell, belonging to the Town of New Glasgow, was refurbished and a bell tower was constructed as part of the New Glasgow Downtown Revitalization Project - Recreating the Experience, in 2009.
The bell was originally manufactured and supplied . . . — — Map (db m144799) HM|
|Donated to the citizens of the Town of New Glasgow in memory of our fallen comrades Normandy Br 34 The Royal Canadian Legion October 5 • 1980 — — Map (db m144880) WM|
|In grateful memory of The Rev James Drummond MacGregor, D.D. Born at Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, 1759. Died at East River, Pictou, 1830. Pioneer Minister of the Gospel in Eastern Nova Scotia, where he labored with Apostolic zeal for 43 years. . . . — — Map (db m144800) HM|
|This likeness of a lion was sculpted by John A. Wilson in 1891 at the age of 15. Two others of its kind are known to exist, one here at the Carmichael Stewart House Museum and the other at the Lionstone Inn, Pictou.
This particular statue was . . . — — Map (db m144805) HM|
|This likeness of a lion was sculpted by John A. Wilson in 1902 at the age 26. Two others of its kind are known to exist, one here at the Carmichael Stewart House Museum and the other at the Lionstone Inn, Pictou.
Wilson, a New Glasgow native, was . . . — — Map (db m144807) HM|
|was in August 1784 with the arrival from Kirkhill, Inverness-shire, Scotland, of Thomas Fraser (Deacon) 1749 — 1813 who took possession of this land and created from the forest a farm home, the first in that part of the East River Lower . . . — — Map (db m139297) HM|
|The First Church in East Pictou was built on this site in 1787. Made of logs, it served the Lower Settlement East River Presbyterian Congregation for 16 years until 1803. From this beginning other Congregations developed in the East Pictou rural and . . . — — Map (db m144791) HM|
|Mrs. Viola Irene (Davis) Desmond was born on July 6, 1914 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to James and Gwendolyn Davis. Viola was one of 15 siblings who grew up in and around the city area. After graduating from Bloomfield High School with excellent marks, . . . — — Map (db m144798) HM|
|Noted strongman of River John who amazed and astounded residents of River John, Pictou County and beyond with incredible feats of strength. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery Denmark, N.S. — — Map (db m150300) HM|
|”The Town of Stellarton always meant a lot to me” —Frank H. Sobey Stellarton Town Square was the site of the Jubilee Theatre and the first Sobeys Food Store, built in 1912 by John William Sobey to expand his meat delivery . . . — — Map (db m151321) HM|
|Best known as the entrepreneur who grew his father’s small meat delivery business into a regional grocery powerhouse that has since expanded to serve millions of Canadians country-wide, Frank H. Sobey was, first and foremost, a proud Nova Scotian . . . — — Map (db m151320) HM|
This British firm established coal mining as a major industry in Nova Scotia. Granted a monopoly of provincial mineral rights in 1826, the GMA developed coal operations here at Albion Mines and at Sydney Mines, and . . . — — Map (db m140077) HM|
|"It was his friendliness, his knowing everybody in the community. It didn't matter whether you were a miner or a farmer or anyone else. He would stop and talk, ask your opinion about things, exchange notes about fishing." —Alfred . . . — — Map (db m151322) HM|
|From humble beginnings, two enterprising Pictou County blacksmiths, Graham Fraser and Forrest MacKay would set up a business to manufacture products for the railway and shipping industry. In the year 1878 they would move their growing company to . . . — — Map (db m150404) HM|
|This interpretive panel erected on July 11, 2019 to commemorate the designation by Trenton Town Council of this area as a Trenton Heritage Site, where the first successful commercial pouring of Steel in Canada occurred in 1883, within the Steel . . . — — Map (db m150403) HM|
|On September first, 1953, seventy years after the production in the open hearth plant of the Nova Scotia Steel Company Limited at Trenton, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, of the first steel ever made in Canada, this ingot, cast in 1883, erected by the . . . — — Map (db m150496) HM|
|Trenton Works axle hammer had a distinct sound when operating. People would refer to it as the "heartbeat of Pictou County", as the sound meant the plant received an order which was good news for the local economy. Trenton Works employees were noted . . . — — Map (db m150402) HM|