Removing the Pictou Landmark Airplane

Recently the military airplane landmark that was located in Veteran's Memorial Park in Pictou was dismantled and moved as part of the construction work for the new roundabout in Pictou. Below is some video footage of the process thanks to Pictou Advocate.

Removing the Pictou Landmark Airplane

"The memorial airplane that has marked the entrance to Pictou since the early 2000s was removed August 25, 2016 in order to make way for construction and a re-configuring of the area. over the course of a day after preparation by cutting bolts and properly harnessing the aircraft, it was finally lifted from its pedestal. The wings will be removed next before storage." [source: PictouAdvocate.com]

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Stellarton

Stellarton has a rich history in coal mining and the hometown of Sobey's, a Canadian Grocery icon.  

Stellarton, Nova Scotia

What we now know as Stellarton, was first settled by some families from the Ship Hector in 1774. A few years later coal was discovered and led to the development of the first pit that became known as the MacGregor Seam.

The War of 1812 increased the demand for coal and the area became known as Coal Mines Station, that was later changed Albion Mines until 1870. The town was then renamed to Stellarton after a type of torbanite known as "stellarite" that sparkles when burned. Coal mining remained the main industry in Stellarton until oil started to replace coal in the 1950's. These days there is only one active open pit coal mine, operated by Pioneer Coal.

The Museum of Industry  contains hundreds of artifacts rela…

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Historic Pictou County Photos

Pictou County established in 1835, has a very rich history and experienced many changes over the years. Unlike modern day where there seems to be a camera around every where you look and digital photos are like a 'dime a dozen' ; historical photos are more precious and can help us to better understand what things were like around here back in time.

Recently we found a some boxes of old photos in an old house that we have fixed up into a summer home and bought a few at some yard sales. Therefore decided to create a place on the web where we can preserve and share old photographs of Pictou County that we come across and that what more people can appreciate Pictou County's rich history.  We dedicated a section of our website for old Pictou County photos as well as started a large Pinterest board where others can contribute.

So if you are looking for old Pictou County historica…

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Pictou County Pirate Maps

Pictou County Pirate Map Want to create your own pirate themed Pictou County map? Then try out this fun online web mapping application that takes boring old Google maps and makes it appear like a real Canadian treasure map. Click here fore more details ... Also check out other maps of Pictou County ...

 
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How to Search Your Family Tree

How to Search Your Family Tree

Most of us desire to know where we came from and what our family history is, especially in Pictou County where most of us have descended from families that emigrated here from Europe, but how do you search your Family Tree?

Most people tend to believe that it is too hard to do all the research needed to put their family history together, but in reality it is not very hard at all. Below are some hints and tips on researching your family history.

First, you can start by getting anything you already have together such as pictures, heirlooms, documents, diaries, or family Bibles, anything that may have bits of information to get your research started. Ask all your relatives if they have any of these or other items like old letters, postcards, or anything that identifies your relatives for your family tree. …

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1889 New Glasgow Map

This historic map of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia created and published in 1889 by Duncan D Currie provides a unique bird's eye panoramic view in an eastward direction from the North side of town.

You will also find small detail sketches of several local landmarks such as the Albion Mine and the Acadia Foundry as well as brief bird's eye sketches of surrounding towns like Stellarton, Westville, Trenton & Antigonish.

You can download a larger full size detailed map version here

 

"Maps courtesy of the Norman B Leventhal Map Center located at the Boston Public Library"

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Photos of New Glasgow

We recently started a Pinterest board where people can contribute and encourage others to share photos of New Glasgow Nova Scotia. So if you are looking for photos of New Glasgow then you will want to check out our pin board on Pinterest.

Photos of New Glasgow Nova Scotia

The New Glasgow pin board contains scans of photos we have scanned or taken as well as many others that we have come across on the Internet [if you or someone you know have photos that you would like to share, then we would be more then happy to hear from you].

Below is a dynamic sample of some of the latest additions (using an app that updates the photos when more are available), simply click on a thumb nail of any image below and it will open up a new window with a larger image, comments and link to source etc.

If you use Pinterest then consider following Pictou County on Pinterest and help us sh…
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Photos of Trenton

We recently started a Trenton Pinterest board where people can contribute and encourage others to share photos of Trenton Nova Scotia. So if you are looking for photos of Stellarton then you will want to check out the Trenton pin board on Pinterest.

Photos of Trenton Nova Scotia

The Trenton pin board contains scans of photos we have scanned or taken as well as many others that we have come across on the Internet [if you or someone you know have photos of Trenton that you would like to share, then we would be more then happy to hear from you].

Below is a dynamic sample of some of the latest additions (using an app that updates the photos when more are available), simply click on a thumb nail of any image below and it will open up a new window with a larger image, comments and link to source etc.

If you use Pinterest then consider following Pictou County on Pinterest …
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