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Nova Scotia's lost communities : the early settlements that helped build the province / Joan Dawson.

Author/Creator:
Dawson, Joan, 1932- author.
Publication:
Halifax, Nova Scotia : Nimbus Publishing, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
135 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Extinct cities -- Nova Scotia.
Cities and towns -- Nova Scotia -- History.
Communities -- Nova Scotia -- History.
Cities and towns.
Communities.
Extinct cities.
Nova Scotia -- History, Local.
Nova Scotia -- History.
Nova Scotia.
Form/Genre:
History.
Local history.
Summary:
"Beaubassin was once a prosperous farming community at the head of the Cumberland Basin; Africville was the vibrant home of Black Nova Scotians who struggled to make a living and found spiritual solace in their church. Both are now gone, one a casualty of long-ago colonial warfare and the other a victim of misguided urban renewal. In this fascinating book, author Joan Dawson (A History of Halifax in 50 Objects) looks at 37 of Nova Scotia's lost communities: places like Electric City, Indian Gardens, and the Tancook Islands. Some were home to ethnic groups forced to leave. Others, once dependent on factories, mills, or the fishery, died as the economy changed or resources were depleted. But they were all once places where Nova Scotians were born, married, worked, and died, and they deserve to be remembered. Featuring over 60 archival and contemporary photos and illustrations, Nova Scotia's Lost Communities preserves those memories with fascinating insights."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Forest and shore: our First Nations. E'se'get ; Kejimkujik ; Indian Garden
Meeting places. Merligueche ; Pisiquid ; The Canso Islands
Dreams and disappointments. Chedabouctou ; Pombomcoup ; The Melanson Settlement ; Birchtown ; Boydville
The entrepreneurs. St. Pierre/Port Toulouse ; Partridge Island ; Minudie ; Acadia Mines ; Electric City or New France ; Broughton
Boom or bust: gold rush towns. Goldenville ; Uniacke Gold Mines ; The Ovens
Poor planning. Cornwallis ; Guysborough ; Sherwood
Victims of destruction. Port Royal Habitation ; LeHeve ; Beaubassin ; Grand Pre ; Louisbourg ; Africville
Changing times. Fort Dauphin ; "The Falls," ; The Tancook Islands ; River Denys Mountain ; McNabs Island ; Sebastapol ; Liscomb Mills.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-134).
Other format:
Dawson, Joan, 1932-, author. Nova Scotia's lost communities.:
ISBN:
1771086033
9781771086035
OCLC:
1031042748
Publisher Number:
99977546456
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