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History of Nova Scotia, Canada

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 Nova Scotia, Canada

"Nova Scotia is Canada’s second-smallest province (following Prince Edward Island) and is located on the southeastern coast of the country." www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca

"Nova Scotia is Latin for “New Scotland”. The province was named by Sir William Alexander who was given the land by King James VI of Scotland in 1621. Prior to its official naming, the First Nations knew it as “Mi’kma’ki”, the French called it “Acadia”, and the British were already familiar with calling the land “New Scotland”." www.nrcan.gc.ca



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  • 1713 - Treaty of Utrecht gave Nova Scotia to British; Nova Scotia became British colony

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm

  • (1755 - 1763) Great Upheaval - French Acadians transferred to other British-controlled colonies, thousands die

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm

  • 1762—British population of Nova Scotia : 8,104.

    www.statcan.gc.ca

  • 1763 - French ceded Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, St. John's Island (now Prince Edward Island) to British in the Treaty of Paris; joined to Nova Scotia

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm

  • 1763 Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia was then open to emigrants, and speculation was busy with its lands. Fnnns and townships were thrown into the market, and adventurers...Read MORE...


  • 1784 - Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick became independent colonies

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm

  • 1807--Population of Nova Scotia, estimated at 65,000.

    www.statcan.gc.ca

  • 1817--Population of Nova Scotia : 81,351.

    www.statcan.gc.ca

  • 1820 - Cape Breton Island rejoined Nova Scotia

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm

  • 1838--Population of Nova Scotia : 202,575.

    www.statcan.gc.ca

  • 1849 - Nova Scotia first colony in British North America, British Empire to become self-governing

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm

  • 1861 - Howe becomes Premier of Nova Scotia.

    fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/links/resources/canadian-history/1800-to-1867.html

  • 1861--Population of Nova Scotia : 330,857.

    www.statcan.gc.ca

  • 1867 - New Brunswick and Nova Scotia joined Ontario and Quebec in the new Dominion of Canada; Honourable Sir Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau appointed first lieutenant-governor; Pierre-Joseph-Oliver Chauveau became first premier

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ pqztimeln.htm

  • News 1869 - It is said that 121 vessels were sunk or beached on the coat of new Brunswick and Nova Scotia by the recent tidal wave.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 30, 1869

  • 1873 - The SS Atlantic, sunk near Peggy's Point, Nova Scotia, 547 killed
    Nova Scotia cyclone sank over 1,000 ships, destroyed bridges, wharves, homes, churches; killed 500

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm

  • 1873
    NOVA SCOTIA, (originally ACADIA,) a province of the Dominion of Canada, lying between 43° 25" and 47° N. lat., and between 59° 40' and 66° 25' W....Read MORE...


  • 1891 - February 21 – Springhill, Nova Scotia, suffers a serious mining disaster.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 21, 1891

  •  Nova Scotia, Canada
    North Avenue, Canning, N.S.
    Postcard
  • In Nova Scotia in 1901 there were over 45,000 people of French origin, almost 10% of the total population.
    The right to be educated in French and to have a French language media was a continuing struggle. Congresses met regularly, putting together an...Read MORE...


  •  Nova Scotia, Canada
    www.freeusandworldmaps.com
    Map
  • 1907 - First recorded flight in Canada occurred at Baddeck, Nova Scotia


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm

  •  Nova Scotia, Canada
    Civic Building, Truro, N.S.
    Postcard
  •  Nova Scotia, Canada
    The Armouries, Amherst, Nova Scotia
    Postcard
  • 1955 - Canso Causeway between mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island completed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm

  •  Nova Scotia, Canada
    Church of the Good Shepherd
    842 Tidnish Head Road, Tidnish Cross Roads, Nova Scotia
    built in 1892
    www.historicplaces.ca/ en/ rep-reg/ place-lieu.aspx?id=11001
    Photo taken by us
  •  Nova Scotia, Canada
    Graves of Charles Chappell and his wife, Eleanor Thompson, first settlers of Tidnish, Nova Scotia
    Photo taken by us


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Nova Scotia, Canada


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North Avenue, Canning, N.S.
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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www.freeusandworldmaps.com
Map



Nova Scotia, Canada
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Civic Building, Truro, N.S.
Postcard

Nova Scotia, Canada
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The Armouries, Amherst, Nova Scotia
Postcard

Nova Scotia, Canada
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Church of the Good Shepherd
842 Tidnish Head Road, Tidnish Cross Roads, Nova Scotia
built in 1892
www.historicplaces.ca/ en/ rep-reg/ place-lieu.aspx?id=11001
Photo taken by us

Nova Scotia, Canada
Pinterest
Graves of Charles Chappell and his wife, Eleanor Thompson, first settlers of Tidnish, Nova Scotia
Photo taken by us
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History and News of Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • 1713 - Treaty of Utrecht gave Nova Scotia to British; Nova Scotia became British colony

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm
  • (1755 - 1763) Great Upheaval - French Acadians transferred to other British-controlled colonies, thousands die

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm
  • 1762—British population of Nova Scotia : 8,104.

    www.statcan.gc.ca
  • 1763 - French ceded Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, St. John's Island (now Prince Edward Island) to British in the Treaty of Paris; joined to Nova Scotia

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm
  • 1763 Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia was then open to emigrants, and speculation was busy with its lands. Fnnns and townships were thrown into the market, and adventurers... Read MORE...

  • 1784 - Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick became independent colonies

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm
  • 1807--Population of Nova Scotia, estimated at 65,000.

    www.statcan.gc.ca
  • 1817--Population of Nova Scotia : 81,351.

    www.statcan.gc.ca
  • 1820 - Cape Breton Island rejoined Nova Scotia

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm
  • 1838--Population of Nova Scotia : 202,575.

    www.statcan.gc.ca
  • 1849 - Nova Scotia first colony in British North America, British Empire to become self-governing

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm
  • 1861 - Howe becomes Premier of Nova Scotia.

    fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/links/resources/canadian-history/1800-to-1867.html
  • 1861--Population of Nova Scotia : 330,857.

    www.statcan.gc.ca
  • 1867 - New Brunswick and Nova Scotia joined Ontario and Quebec in the new Dominion of Canada; Honourable Sir Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau appointed first lieutenant-governor; Pierre-Joseph-Oliver Chauveau became first premier

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ pqztimeln.htm
  • News  1869 - It is said that 121 vessels were sunk or beached on the coat of new Brunswick and Nova Scotia by the recent tidal wave.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 30, 1869
  • 1873 - The SS Atlantic, sunk near Peggy's Point, Nova Scotia, 547 killed
    Nova Scotia cyclone sank over 1,000 ships, destroyed bridges, wharves, homes, churches; killed 500

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm
  • 1873
    NOVA SCOTIA, (originally ACADIA,) a province of the Dominion of Canada, lying between 43° 25" and 47° N. lat., and between 59° 40' and 66° 25' W.... Read MORE...

  • 1891 - February 21 – Springhill, Nova Scotia, suffers a serious mining disaster.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 21, 1891
  • Nouvelle Écosse, Canada


    Nouvelle Écosse_Canada (www.youtube.com)
  • In Nova Scotia in 1901 there were over 45,000 people of French origin, almost 10% of the total population.
    The right to be educated in French and to have a French language media was a continuing struggle. Congresses met regularly, putting together an... Read MORE...

  • 1907 - First recorded flight in Canada occurred at Baddeck, Nova Scotia


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm
  • 1955 - Canso Causeway between mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island completed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm

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