“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
Sir William Fenwick Williams Marker
1Nova Scotia (Annapolis County), Annapolis Royal — Sir William Fenwick Williams
This tablet marks the Site of the Brith-place of General Sir William Fenwick Williams Baronet 1799 - 1883 “The Hero of Kars” Pasha of Turkey. Grand Officier Legion of Honour, France. Member of the British Parliament. . . . — Map (db m78672) HM
2Nova Scotia (Annapolis County), Annapolis Royal — Sir William Robert Wolseley Winniett.
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3Nova Scotia (Annapolis County), Annapolis Royal — William WolseleyPhilipps Cosby
Two plaques share a common stand. William Wolseley 1756-1842 English William Wolseley was born at Annapolis Royal, the son of an officier of the garrison. He entered the Royal Navy in 1769, and served with . . . — Map (db m78607) HM
4Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Port Morien — L'industrie du Charbon au Canada / Canada's Coal Industry
Français: Deux mille pieds au sud-est de cet endroit se trouvent les vestiges de la première exploitation régulière d’une mine de charbon en Amérique, commencée par le Français en 1720. Cette industrie, modeste à son origine, est . . . — Map (db m139292) HM
5Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Sydney — Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres1722-1824
English: A distinguished military engineer, of Huguenot descent, Desbarres served in the British Army in North America during the Seven Years’ War, and participated in the capture of Louisbourg in 1758 and of Quebec in 1759. From . . . — Map (db m140081) HM
6Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Sydney — Sir John George Bourinot1837-1902
English: A native of Sydney, Bourinot was a journalist and legislative reporter in Halifax before joining the parliamentary staff at Ottawa in 1868. From 1880 to 1902 he served as Clerk of the House and was a recognized authority . . . — Map (db m140082) HM
7Nova Scotia (Colchester County), Lower Truro — First Landing
In 1760-62 near this Head of Cobequid Bay the first English speaking settlers of the Townships of Onslow and Truro landed. Of Ulster Irish, Scottish and English stock, these pioneers were among those brought to Nova Scotia from New England by the . . . — Map (db m108717) HM
8Nova Scotia (Colchester County), Tatamagouche — Naval Encounter at Tatamagouche(15th June, 1745)
In this harbour Capt. David Donahew of New England with three armed vessels surprised Lieut. Paul Marin's allied force en route from Annapolis Royal to Louisbourg. He drove them ashore, disheartened the Canadian Indians and prevented the French . . . — Map (db m108133) HM
9Nova Scotia (Cumberland County), Fort Lawrence — Early Inhabitants
The First Nations Native peoples have lived around the Chignecto Isthmus for thousands of years. Travelling in family groups and small nomadic bands, they moved from area to area harvesting seasonal food sources. Early French explorers were . . . — Map (db m112112) HM
10Nova Scotia (Cumberland County), Fort Lawrence — Fort Lawrence and English Settlement
Fort Lawrence In the 18th century, the Chignecto Isthmus played an important role in the struggle between France and Britain for North American supremacy. In 1713 the Treaty of Utrecht had failed to clearly establish the border of Nova . . . — Map (db m112110) HM
11Nova Scotia (Cumberland County), Fort Lawrence — Un hommage à/A Tribute to Jacob (Jacques) Bourgeois
Fondateur, vers 1672, de Beaubassin premier établissement dans la région de la rivière Missagouèche et initiateur de l'agriculture maraîchère en Acadie Jacob Bourgeois arriva à Port-Royal en 1641 à titre de chirurgien pour la colonie . . . — Map (db m107012) HM
12Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — France and CanadaLa France et le Canada — Theirs is a story of enduring friendship./ C’est l’histoire d’une longe amitié. —
France and Canada share a long history. Theirs is a story of enduring friendship. It began 400 years ago, in Nova Scotia, the birthplace of Acadie, with the arrival of the first French settlers and of Samuel de Champlain at Port-Royal in 1605. . . . — Map (db m77622) HM
13Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Halifax and Castine / Halifax et Castine
English: In September, 1814, a British military and naval expedition from Halifax, under Lieutenant General Sir John Coape Sherbrooke and Rear Admiral Edward Griffith, occupied the portion of Maine between the Penobscot and St. . . . — Map (db m140379) HM
14Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — John William Ritchie(1808-1890)
English: A gifted lawyer, legislator, and judge, this Father of Confederation helped pave the way for Nova Scotia's reluctant entry into the new Dominion. He was a member of this colony's legislature and served as solicitor . . . — Map (db m140961) HM
15Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — St. Paul’s Church / Église St. Pauls
English: Completed in 1750, St. Paul’s was the first church outside Great Britain to be designated as an Anglican cathedral. Between 1787 and 1864 it served as the cathedral church of the See of Nova Scotia. For 96 years St. . . . — Map (db m139686) HM
16Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — William Alexander Henry1816-1888
English: Born in Halifax and called to the bar in 1840, Henry represented Antigonish in the Nova Scotia Assembly as a Liberal (1841-57), and as a Conservative (1857-67). An ardent advocate of Confederation, he attended the . . . — Map (db m139598) HM
17Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Sheet Harbour — Early Settlement — Sheet Harbour —
Following the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755, the Government of Nova Scotia distributed grants of land, in an effort to populate the province with British subjects. Prior to white settlement, Sheet Harbour served as a summer hunting . . . — Map (db m146114) HM
18Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Sheet Harbour — Shipbuilding & Shipping — Sheet Harbour —
With few existing roads along the Eastern Shore in the eighteenth century, the only reliable route to Halifax was by sea. During this period, Sheet Harbour’s isolated inhabitants relied on boats and ships for fishing, trade, and travel along the . . . — Map (db m146116) HM
19Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — 1790 - 1990La Société Saint-Pierre / Église Saint-Pierre
1790-1990 On September 27, 1790, His Excellency William MacCormick, Governor of the Province of Cape Breton, graciously and generously granted 7 000 acres of land at Chéticamp to our «Quatorze Vieux». By this historical act, our . . . — Map (db m140169) HM
20Nova Scotia (Queens County), Liverpool — Old Burial Ground1760 — Historic Site —
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21Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Lower West Pubnico — Sieur Phillippe Mius-d'Entremont1609 - 1699
Foundateur de la Baronnie de Pobomcoup (Pubnico) 1653 Founder of the Barony of Pobomcoup (Pubnico) 1653 Don du reveil de Pombcoup Sculpteur - Albert Deveau - Sculptor Aout - 1998 - August Remplace - Replaced Sculpteur - James . . . — Map (db m107967) HM
22Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Lower West Pubnico — What and Where is Acadie? / L'Acadie, c'est quoi?...c'est ou?
There is not now and never has been a single definition of Acadie, or Acadia. It all depends on the time period and one's point of view. Back in the 1600s and early 1700s, Acadie was a loosely defined region that more or less . . . — Map (db m108271) HM
23Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Lower West Pubnico — Who are the Acadians? / Qui sont les Acadiens?
Acadians themselves can best answer this question, and our staff looks forward to sharing stories and insights into Acadian history and culture. We are also pleased to share some information on this panel for your reading pleasure. As Acadie was . . . — Map (db m108270) HM
24Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Rocco Point — Chapelle de la Pointe-à-Rocco / Chapel site at Rocco PointRacines religieuses / Religious Roots
La chapelle originale fut construite sur le site en 1784. La vue sur la colline est superbe. Vous pouvez facilement imaginer l'arrivée des fidèles à la messe à pied, à cheval, par bateau, ou par attelage de bœufs. Après son arrivée de France en . . . — Map (db m108627) HM
25Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Rocco Point — Chapelle Site / Chapel Site
Le Site La Pointe-à-Rocco fut fondée en 1767 par les Acadiens revenus de l'exil. Pierre LeBlanc, Pierre et Louis Muis et Pierre Surette furent les premiers à s'établir dans le village. Ce site était le lieu de la première chapelle. . . . — Map (db m108641) HM
26Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Tusket — United Empire Loyalists
GIIIR In proud memory of those United Empire Loyalists the majority of them of Dutch origin who defeated and despoiled were compelled to find refuge here following the American Revolution. Arriving here, . . . — Map (db m108760) HM
27Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), West Pubnico — 200th Anniversary Commemoration of the "Grand Deportation"Commémoration du Deuxiéme Centenaire du "Grand Dérangement" — 1755 • 1955 —
[Title is text - Le titre est le texte] [Dedicated] August 17, 1955. [Dévoué] le 27 août 1955. — Map (db m108371) HM
28Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), West Pubnico — 300th Anniversary of the Founding of Pubnico1651 • 1951
A la mémoire de sieur Philippe d'Entremont pionier, colonizateur et fondateur de Pubnico arrivé le 29 août 1651 —————— Pro Deo et Patria . . . — Map (db m108366) HM
29Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), West Pubnico — 350th Anniversary Tribute to Acadian Women
Hommage aux femmes courageuses et fortes qui ont formé et nourri notre communauté depuis 350 ans Le 28 septembre 2003 —————— Tribute to the courageous and strong women who have trained . . . — Map (db m108393) HM
30Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), West Pubnico — Potager Acadien / Acadian Garden
Les plantes dans le jardin sont représentatives de celles disponibles aux Acadiens en 1653. ——————————— Plants in the garden represent those accessible to the Acadians in . . . — Map (db m108362) HM
31Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Early SettlementA Diverse Background
With its sheltered harbour and abundant habitat for a natural food supply, the Yarmouth area was frequented by the native Mi'kmaq before the arrival of European visitors. The area was visited in 1604 by the French explorer Samuel D. Champlain . . . — Map (db m106161) HM
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