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BOOK - Historic Town of Pictou
By Monica Graham
Pubished by Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2004

Softcover... 19.95 (C$)

Situated on a sheltered harbour near Gulf of St. Lawrence transportation routes, the town of Pictou, Nova Scotia, has attracted settlers and commerce for centuries-Mi'kmaw, French, and British communities have all taken advantage of the area's bountiful fish, game, and lumber.

In 1773, the ship Hector's Scottish passengers made Pictou the "Birthplace of New Scotland."

Combining historical photographstand extensively researched captions, Monica Graham describes many important developments in the community's past, like the founding of Pictou Academy, the tenacity of the Pictou Artillery, and, of course, the historic voyage of the steamship Royal William, the first ship to cross the Atlantic under steam power alone. We also meet some of the people who gave this town its lively spirit: Ditto Dalton and his tightrope-walking goat; George Urquhart Hill, World War Two flying ace; and the six Sheriff Harrises.

The Historic Town of Pictou is vital to anyone interested in the town of Pictou, the Scottish presence in Nova Scotia, or the ability of humankind to turn a piece of raw wilderness into a vibrant, thriving commumty.

About the author:
    Monica Graham is a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Halifax Chronicle Herald. A member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia and the Writers in the Schools program, she is the author of Bluenose, The Great Maritime Detective, and The Historic Town of Pictou. Monica lives near Pictou, Nova Scotia.
137 Pages
6.5 x 9.25 inches
Softcover (perfect-bound)
ISBN13: 9781551095011
Pubished by Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2004

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