Halifax (and Dartmouth), Canada

Among Dartmouth’s attractions noted:

North of Park Avenue: North Ferry, St. Paul’s School, Stairs Memorial Church, Emmanuel Church, Park School and Victoria School, Dartmouth Common as well as Brightwood Golf course further down School Street.

In or near Austenville: St. Peter’s Church and St. Peter’s School, Carter’s Ice Office on Pine Street, Carters Ice Company Ltd lying on lake Banook with notes on Eastern Shore Highway Route 7 lying further down Waverly Road.

Downtown: CNR rail station at the bottom of Park Ave, the Dartmouth Ferry next to the N.S. Light and Power Dartmouth Division, Maritime Academy of Music between Queen and Ochterloney at what is now Alderney Drive. Halifax Shipyards Ltd and marine railways are seen at the present Kings Wharf, Jacobson Bros is on Portland, Salvation Army and Acadia Stores Ltd lie further towards Prince Albert. The Post office is at Queen and Wentworth with Harbour Exchange on the next block before Dundas. Grace United Church, the Town Hall and the Dartmouth Baptist Church are one on each block between King and Victoria, with Chirst Church across from the Town Hall on Ochterloney. Greenvale lies further up the street, listed as the high school.

South east of Prince Albert Road: Starr Manufacturing, Findlay School and Hawthorne School, St. James Church with Dartmouth Lumber Co. Ltd across the street, Bell Busses Ltd. shown at the site of the present Tim Hortons.

Along the Dartmouth shore: (Department of) Marine & Fisheries, the Nova Scotia Provincial Hospital, Acadia Sugar Refining Company Limited and Imperoyal. Silver Sands and Rainbow Haven are noted further down Eastern Passage Road.

“Halifax, Canada”, April 1937. J Bernard Dauphinee. https://archives.novascotia.ca/maps/archives/?ID=1494

Dartmouth Reading Room

“Population, 9,100. Open daily, afternoon and evening. Dartmouth is situated on Halifax Harbor, within a few minutes by ferry from Halifax. The Reading Room has been in existence for many years, but it has recently received a new lease of life, thanks to the interest and support of a number of Dartmouth’s leading citizens. The … Read more

Institutionalizing Eugenics: Custody, Class, Gender And Education In Nova Scotia’s Response To The “Feeble-Minded”, 1890-1931

“Between 1890 and 1927 hundreds of Nova Scotian children and adults were identified as either feeble-minded or mentally deficient through investigations conducted by physicians and philanthropists in the province. The earliest of these studies were not commissioned by the provincial government but instead reflected the middle-class internalization of the eugenic discourse. Reformers, drawn often from … Read more

Starr Manufacturing

During demolition, the original route of the inclined plane is visible middle left; Looking north towards Pleasant at Prince Albert at extreme right
Looking South towards Pleasant Street (out of frame at left)
Looking north towards Sullivan’s Pond

“A Clarion Call To Real Patriots The World Over”: The Curious Case of the Ku Klux Klan of Kanada in New Brunswick during the 1920s and 1930s

kkk kanada

“The Ku Klux Klan movement in New Brunswick in the 1920s and 1930s was part of a wave of anti-Catholicism in the Northeast. The supposedly American organization’s connections with local Protestants, such as the Orange Order and Conservative politicians, coupled with New Brunswick’s long history of anti-Catholicism, indicate that the Klan’s nativism was not foreign … Read more

Nova Scotia in the Critical Years 1775-6

“THAT from 1758 until the end of the American Revolution, Nova Scotia was in essentials a New England colony is, of course, an elementary fact in the history of the province. Eaton, the local historian, estimates the number of inhabitants in 1775 at under 20,000, of whom three-quarters came from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. … Read more

The Dartmouth Whalers

“THERE can be few incidents in Nova Scotian history which, on the surface, present a greater enigma than that of the Dartmouth whale fishery. In 1785 a fleet of thirteen whalers, with fishermen and their families, came to Dartmouth. They put up houses, and settled, and in three years built up a successful and lucrative … Read more

Nova Scotia’s Blackstone

“Though Murdoch was a lawyer by profession and for several years a successful practitioner at the Bar, his tastes were essentially literary and historical . It was as a scholar and a gentleman that he impressed his contemporaries . One of these writing in the Acadian Recorder of October 11, 1863, under the pseudonym of … Read more

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