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BOOK - Old Sydney, Sketches of the Town and Its People in Days Gone By
By J.G. MacKinnon
Originally published by Don McKinnon, Cape Breton, 1918
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003 (CD 2010)

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6.25 X 9.25"
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In the foreword, MacKinnon describes his book as containing history, but the greater part consists of tradition - accounts of past happenings that have been handed down by older generations, fireside versions that are now known to but a very few. The historical portions were gleaned from books, newspapers, letters and public documents, the traditions were 'gathered here and there as opportunity offered'.

Table of Contents:
  • Introducion
  • Names, past and present (1918 and earlier)
  • First on Sydney harbor
  • Sydney's first settler
  • Meloney's cow - Cow Bay
  • A seat of government
  • A garrison town.
  • The Black Watch
  • 'Mine or Nobody's'
  • An Indian war scare
  • Our true ghost story
  • The Ingoville farm
  • The French willows
  • Old time justice
  • Judge Marshall
  • The Flahaven murder
  • The Washing-Brook
  • Garrison society
  • Temperance
  • Old Sydney schools
  • The bad scholar
  • Old buildings
  • The fairy child
  • Newspapers
  • A Sydney novelist
  • A little poem
  • Powder and pills
  • Lord Dufferin's visit
  • Old time elections
  • The first fire brigade
  • Our first band
  • The Coronet Band
  • Town and city
  • The old 17th
  • Second Sight
  • Micmac legends
  • Looking backward
143 Pages
6.25 X 9.25"
Originally published by Don McKinnon, Cape Breton, 1918
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003 (CD 2010)

ISBN 1-894571-80-0 (Hardcover)

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