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By Barry Swackhamer, July 4, 2014
Alexander Graham Bell Marker
Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Baddeck — Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell, Teacher of the deaf Humanitarian and inventor, Became the first member of The Telephone Pioneers of America, On November, 2, 1911. The Telephone Pioneers of America, Are proud to dedicate this cairn To . . . — Map (db m79993) HM
Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Baddeck — Alexander Graham Bell National Historic ParkParc historique national Alexander Graham Bell
English: The Park commemorates the humanitarian and scientific achievements of Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) and his associates Frederick W. Baldwin • John A.D. McCurdy • Glenn H. Curtiss • Thomas E. Selfridge Most of the . . . — Map (db m80007) HM
Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Baddeck — First Aeroplane FlightIn the British Empire.
Commemorating The work of the Aerial Experiment Association which resulted in the first aeroplane flight within the British Empire made by J.A.D. McCurdy at Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909. The Aerial Experiment Association was founded . . . — Map (db m79992) HM
Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Baddeck — History of Baddeck
English: Derived from the Mi’kmaq name, ‘Abadak’, meaning “place with island near”, Baddeck’s first European settler was British officier James Duffus in 1819. He made his home on the “island near” and it was known . . . — Map (db m80077) HM
Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Baddeck — Home and School Movement
Commemorating the founding of the Home and School Movement in Canada December 18th, 1895 The Parents Association of Baddeck held its first meeting on this, the site of the Baddeck academy. The idea of such an . . . — Map (db m79999) HM
Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Baddeck — The First Airplane Flight in CanadaLe premier vol d'avion au Canada
English: On February 23, 1909, more than 100 people witnessed the first successful powered flight in Canada, as the Silver Dart lifted off the ice of Baddeck Bay and flew 800 metres. The biplane, piloted by J. A. D. McCurdy, reached a . . . — Map (db m79990) HM
Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Baddeck — William Kidston
arrived in Baddeck in 1835. It is believed he was sent from Halifax by the executors of the estate of the late James Duffus in order to settle up his business affairs. Young Mr. Kidston, it is said, fell “madly in love” with the widow . . . — Map (db m80006) HM
Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Englishtown — Bird Islands
English: Bird Islands is actually made up of two individual islands - Hertford and Ciboux. Home to an ancient Mi’kimaq legend, the great deity, Ktchi’scam, molded prophet Glooscap out of the earth ad breathed life into him with a . . . — Map (db m80075) HM
Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Englishtown — Sainte-Anné
English: Settled, 1629, by Captain Charles Daniel, and site of an early Jesuit Mission. Selected, 1713, as a naval base and one of the principal places in Isle Royale, named Port Dauphin and strongly fortified. Its importance declined with . . . — Map (db m80005) HM
Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Saint Ann's — Reverend Norman McLeod1780 - 1866
English: As clergyman, schoolmaster and magistrate, he moulded the character of this community for a generation. Born at Stoer Point, Assynt, Scotland, he emigrated to Pictou in 1817, led his band of Scots to St. Ann in 1820 and remained . . . — Map (db m80004) HM

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