One of the only representations I’ve seen of an island that supposedly existed in Dartmouth Cove, that is mentioned by Martin in the Story of Dartmouth on page 31: “There is an old tradition that in this part of Mill Cove, a small island used to exist. It is mentioned in a footnote to the History of Dartmouth by Harry Piers, who got the particulars from George Shiels, a lifelong resident who died about 1900. The latter stated that until the island had been washed away by the sea in the early part of the last century, it had been situated north of Mott’s Wharf. (Mott’s wharf ran out from the middle of the present Hazelhurst railway trestle, or about halfway between Evergreen point and Parker’s wharf). As …

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Here you can see the beltway as political actor, meant to separate what was once the Town of Dartmouth from the communities it had just annexed, Westphal, Woodlawn and Woodside, to become the City of Dartmouth. Tacoma Drive, Penhorn Drive and Oakwood are seen straddling the highway, for a short time they connected, until they didn’t. The 111 is a provincial highway, as such, it certainly wasn’t “Dartmouth” as an entity that was involved in the expropriation required to build it. The Black community “The Avenue” is still seen in this map, shortly before the area was “repurposed” to suit the interests of suburban and rental housing for a caste above, alongside a shopping mall. “Metropolitan map and street guide Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada / compiled …

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“Manuscript map copy by Samuel Holland showing the coasts around Halifax, to Lunenburg Harbour, and from Minas Basin to Forts Cumberland and Lawrence on the Bay of Fundy. Also shows the road from Fort Sackvile to Pisiguit Fort and the old Acadian villages around Bedford Bay” Holland, Samuel. “Map of that part of Nova Scotia contained between Lunenburgh and the Bay Vert by Halifax and Pisiguit, including Cobiguit and Tatmagouch” 1755. https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/collection/p15150coll4/id/16150

Noticed: “America Point” at the north end of the Halifax peninsula, “Saw Mill River” on the Dartmouth side. Turner, James. “This Map of the Province of Nova-Scotia and parts adjacent” Sold by Andrew Hook in Philadelphia 2d. Edition 1760. https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/collection/p15150coll4/id/1957

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