“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, July 3, 2014
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1Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Louisbourg — Kennelly Point
English: This point of land is named after Capt. D.J. Kennelly (ca. 1831-1907), who had a house near here during the late 19th century. An Irish-born industrialist who came to Cape Breton during the 1870s, Kennelly was captivated by . . . — Map (db m142963) HM
2Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Port Morien — Morien's Legacy
The Port Morien Project In the year 2000, a group of interested citizens met to revive an organization in the community, the Port Morien Development Association. It was an organization active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. On February 9, . . . — Map (db m144073) HM
3Nova Scotia (Cumberland County), Amherst — Jonathan McCully1809 - 1877
Born in Cumberland County, N. S., McCully practised law in Amherst and was appointed to the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia in 1848 serving as Solicitor General and Government leader in the Council (1860-62). As editor of the Halifax Morning . . . — Map (db m108034) HM
4Nova Scotia (Cumberland County), Pugwash — The Gathering of the ClansOur Harbour • Our Heritage
All of the community celebrations culminate on Water Street. Canada Day has been celebrated in Pugwash since 1951 with festivities called "The Gathering of the Clans" paying homage to some of its founding settlers. This is also the reason many of . . . — Map (db m108076) HM
5Nova Scotia (Cumberland County), Pugwash — The Pugwash Conferences and Masonic LodgeOur Harbour • Our Heritage
The Pugwash Conferences on Science & World Affairs The Pugwash Conferences take their names from the location of the first meeting, held in 1957, in the village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, birthplace of their host, American philanthropist Cyrus . . . — Map (db m108075) HM
6Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Dartmouth — Sullivan's PondA Marker of Distinction
Sullivan’s Pond was a vital feature of the historic Shubenacadie Canal, the traditional water route of Mi’kmaq Indians connecting the harbour at Dartmouth with Minas Pasin and the Bay of Fundy. When the Canal operated, from 1861 to 1870, water . . . — Map (db m108732) HM
7Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Dartmouth — Totem Pole
This totem pole, carved by three Kwakiutl Indian carvers from a log of western red cedar, is a gift to the 1969 Canada Games Society on the occasion of the first Canadian Summer Games, held in the twin cities of Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova . . . — Map (db m108731) HM
8Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Canadian Corps of Commissionaires
The corps was formed in Nova Scotia and elsewhere across Canada in 1937, on the instigation of the Canadian Government, to find employment for worthy older veterans. Its organization was patterned along military lines of the British Corps of . . . — Map (db m77805) HM
9Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Izaak Walton & Dorothy Johnston Killam
Izaak Walton Killam, born in Yarmouth, N.S. in 1885, was the leading Canadian business person of the first half of the 20th Century. His Royal Securities Corporation owned, controlled or financed many of Canada's major companies, mainly in pulp . . . — Map (db m113081) HM
10Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Lieut. Henry Edward Clonard Keating
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11Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Public Garden Foundation Fountain
Hurricane Juan struck Halifax on September 29, 2003, devastating the Halifax Public Gardens. A volunteer-led foundation was formed to raise funds and restore the Gardens and historic Horticultural Hall. This fountain and plaza were dedicated on . . . — Map (db m112821) HM
12Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Rotary Performance Platform & Lookoff/ Scéne et belvédère des clubs Rotary
In honour of the 100th Anniversary of Rotary International, Rotary Clubs of Halifax are pleased to join Waterfront Development Corporation limited in creating this performance platform and lookoff as a gift to the people of the Halifax . . . — Map (db m139326) HM
13Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — William Henry Chase1852-1933
English: A native of Kings County, Chase made his fortune as a shipper of potatoes and apples, warehouse developer and speculator in Annapolis Valley fruits. Active in the Nova Scotia Fruit Grower’s Association, he initiated apple . . . — Map (db m141002) HM
14Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — Through Rain, Sleet and Darkest Night
From the outside it looks like a traditional lighthouse, but looks can be deceiving. Step inside and you'll find yourself in a post office [1], the only one of its kind in Canada and perhaps the world. Every summer since 1975 the Peggy's Cove . . . — Map (db m112659) HM
15Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Margaree Forks — Dr. Moses Coady and Father Jimmy TompkinsPère Moses Coady, Ph.D., et Père Jimmy Tompkins
English: Margaree is the proud birthplace of Dr. Moses Coady (1882-1959) and his double first cousin and mentor, Father Jimmy Tompkins (1870-1853), two men who devoted themselves to improving the minds and lives of the poor and uneducated. . . . — Map (db m80070) HM
16Nova Scotia (Pictou County), New Glasgow — Carmichael Park
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
17Nova Scotia (Pictou County), New Glasgow — Stone Lion, c. 1891John A. Wilson — 1876-1954 —
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
18Nova Scotia (Pictou County), Stellarton — Frank H. Sobey
”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
19Nova Scotia (Pictou County), Stellarton — Frank Hoyse Sobey, OC1902-1985 — Businessman, Civic Leader, Public Servant, Nova Scotian —
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
20Nova Scotia (Pictou County), Stellarton — The Sobey Foundation
"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
21Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Lower West Pubnico — Les pionniers acadiens / Acadian PioneersLe Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Les pionniers acadiens Pubnico est le plus ancien village acadien encore habité par les descendants des familles fondatrices. Vous trouverez, dans l'annuaire téléphonique, près de 400 personnes du nom d'Entremont. Ils sont les descendants du . . . — Map (db m107971) HM
22Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Cape Forchu Lighthouse
This replica was created and donated to the citizens of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia from Doug Koohtow, Holland Landing, Ontario May 28, 2014 — Map (db m107869) HM
23Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Coronation Park
Sophia Killam Caie saw a need, and she was determined to meet it. The north end of town - Milton - needed a recreation ground for sports and games. Mrs. Caie, along with her husband, Robert, owned a portion of land that was ideally suited to . . . — Map (db m107323) HM
24Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Frost Park
This park named in honor of Charles Sydney Frost, M.C. Native son who, through diligence and ability, became President of the Bank of Nova Scotia June 14, 1956 — Map (db m107872) HM
25Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Frost ParkTown of Yarmouth
[Excerpt from Town of Yarmouth informational sign] Get your bearings Named after Charles Sydney Frost, a Yarmouth resident who became president of the Bank of Nova Scoita, this green space at the heart of the town is the perfect place to . . . — Map (db m107960) HM
26Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Hartlin TrailRobert E. Hartlin — 1936 - 2005 —
Executive Director Yarmouth Waterfront Development Corporation It is with great pleasure that the Yarmouth Waterfront Development Corporation dedicates this trail to the memory of Robert E. Hartlin. The "Hartlin Trail" extends . . . — Map (db m107897) HM
27Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Milton ClockA Symbol of Community Pride & Confidence
Erected in 1911 at a cost of $1,200.00, the original Milton Clock was donated by Mrs. Robert Caie. The mechanical works of the clock were manufactured by J. Smith and Sons, Midland Clock Works, Derby, England. Located in the tower at the . . . — Map (db m106141) HM
28Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Sarah CorningShe Lived to Serve Others
It is a long way from the farming community of Chegoggin, Yarmouth County, to a small village at the foot of Mount Ararat, but no journey was too far for Sarah Corning if there were children in need of care. Sarah Corning was born on 16 March, . . . — Map (db m107902) HM
29Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Women Philanthropists
Those Amazing Women The Age of Sail brought a considerable amount of wealth to the port of Yarmouth. There have been many instances in which those who earned these riches undertook projects to benefit the citizens of the area. However, none . . . — Map (db m107330) HM
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