Dartmouth outfielder Jake Sanford has been selected in the 3rd round, 105th overall in the MLB draft by the New York Yankees. That’s the highest a Nova Scotian has ever gone in MLB Draft history! Jake Sanford makes me Dartmouth proud, how about you? ♥️⚾💪

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From The Story of Dartmouth, by Dr. John P. Martin: The exodus of young people and sometimes of whole families, out of Dartmouth which had been going on since the 1890s, seems to have been halted about this time. This is indicated by school statistics. The total registration of pupils at the turn of the century hovered around the 1200 mark. In the year 1905 the figure was 1279, but by 1912 it had dropped to the low mark of 1084. The attendance picked up in 1913 when the annual enrolment stood at 1105. At last the tide had turned. …

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From The Story of Dartmouth, by Dr. John P. Martin: In the leap year of 1876 the Cabbage Club paraded through town on their annual sleigh drive to Griffin’s Inn at Preston. This time they were accompanied by lady friends. The recently organized Red Caps Snowshoe Club of Halifax held a snowshoe race from First Lake to Porto Bello. Eli Veniot, carpenter at the ferry, was fatally injured while cutting ice out of the paddle box of one of the boats. Bowes’ icehouse at the foot of Nowlan Street was badly gutted by fire. The horse races drew a crowd …

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From The Story of Dartmouth, by Dr. John P. Martin: When the new House met in February 1841, Joseph Howe was chosen as Speaker. That appointment brought a bit of political prestige to our side of the harbor, because Dartmouth was the largest center in Mr. Howe’s constituency. An Act incorporating the City of Halifax was passed by the Legislature that session. Of more local interest, however, was an Act for regulating Dartmouth Common. This was the “new town-plot” … As the trustees of the Common were all dead by 1841, there was no one in authority to prevent the …

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