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Seven Years War 1754-1763
 The period 2004-2013 is the 250th anniversary of the 
Seven Years War, a.k.a. the French and Indian War.
Includes important events in Nova Scotia.

http://ns1763.ca/remem/7yw-timeline-w.html


 Nova Scotia History - Chapter One
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory01.html


 The Halifax Military Lands Board: Civil-Military Relations and the Development of Halifax as a Strategic Defended Port, 1905-1928
Canada's most important contribution to the naval defence of the British Empire during the First World War was the fortified port of Halifax... The story of the little-known Halifax Military Lands Board, organized by the military but chaired at their invitation by a senior civil servant, sheds new light on the struggle by army officers to bring order and professionalism to the development of the garrison...
    http://www.cnrs-scrn.org/northern_mariner/vol12/tnm_12_2_45-68.pdf



 Military Memorials in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/military-memorials.html


Photographs of
War Memorials and Historic Monuments
Indexed by County

•  Annapolis County
•  Antigonish County
•  Cape Breton Regional Municipality
•  Colchester County
•  Cumberland County
•  Digby County
•  Guysborough County
•  Halifax Regional Municipality
•  Hants County
•  Inverness County
•  Kings County
•  Lunenburg County
•  Pictou County
•  Queens Regional Municipality
•  Richmond County
•  Shelburne County
•  Sunbury County
•  Victoria County
•  Yarmouth County

 Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html


Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Grand Pre
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_rl.html


John Cabot 1497 memorial John Cabot 1497 memorial Aspy Bay
    http://ns1763.ca/victco/aspycabot.html


Port Dauphin Naval Base monument, 1713-1719 Port Dauphin Naval Base monument, 1713-1719 Englishtown
    http://ns1763.ca/victco/portdauphin.html


1849 Nova Scotia Pony Express monument 1849 Nova Scotia Pony Express monument Victoria Beach
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/ponyexmon.html


Nova Scotia Pony Express 1849
    http://ns1763.ca/ponyexpress/ponyexdx.html


Cunard Steamship Fleet 1849
    http://ns1763.ca/ponyexpress/ponyex13.html


The Beginning of the Associated Press
    http://ns1763.ca/ponyexpress/ponyex01.html


The Oregon Boundary Dispute
    http://ns1763.ca/ponyexpress/ponyex19.html

Memorial, unidentified dead, Halifax Explosion, 6 December 1917 Memorial, Unidentified Dead, Halifax Explosion 1917 Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/unidentified1917.html


Westport: Joshua Slocum memorial Joshua Slocum memorial Westport
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/slocumjmem.html


Transtlantic Telegraph historic site 1856 Transtlantic Telegraph historic site 1856 Aspy Bay
    http://ns1763.ca/victco/cabotcablem.html


New Glasgow: Westray Miners Memorial Park Westray Miners Memorial Park New Glasgow
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/westraymem.html


Anna Swan monument Anna Swan monument Central New Annan
    http://ns1763.ca/colchco/swanamon.html


Welsford-Parker monument Welsford-Parker monument, Crimean War Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/crimeamon.html


S.S. Atlantic 1873 memorial at Sandy Cove, Terence Bay S.S. Atlantic 1873: memorial at Sandy Cove Terence Bay
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html


Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Bayswater Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/swissbaysw.html


Memorial: Commonwealth Air Training Program Memorial: Commonwealth Air Training Program, 1940-1945 Middleton
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/bcatpww2.html


Chester bronze cannons Chester bronze cannons Chester
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/chesbronzcann.html


Captain James Cook monument Captain James Cook monument Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/cookjmon.html


Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Grand Pre
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_rl.html


Abraham Gesner monument Abraham Gesner monument Chipman Corner
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/gesnermem.html


1747 Attack at Grand Pre monument 1747 Attack at Grand Pre monument Grand Pre
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/attack1747.html


 Timeline of the First Thirty Years of Radio
    http://ns1763.ca/radio30/radio-first-30yrs.html


Cape Breton Marconi Centennial
contemporary clippings

 Interior Description of Operator's Room at Marconi Wireless Station
Sydney Daily Post, 16 Oct 1907
    http://marconi100.ca/clip/marconi-sydpost19071016.html


 Marconi Says Continuous Wireless Within Week
Halifax Herald, 16 Oct 1907
    http://marconi100.ca/clip/marconi-herald19071016.html


 Trans-Atlantic Wireless Today
Halifax Morning Chronicle, 17 Oct 1907
    http://marconi100.ca/clip/marconi-chronicle19071017.html


 Wireless Message Across the Atlantic
Halifax Morning Chronicle, 18 Oct 1907
    http://marconi100.ca/clip/marconi-chronicle19071018.html


 Marconi...Sent 10,000 Across the Atlantic
Halifax Herald, 18 Oct 1907
    http://marconi100.ca/clip/marconi-herald19071018.html


 Wireless Joins Two Worlds
New York The New York Times, 18 Oct 1907
    http://marconi100.ca/clip/marconi-nytimes19071018.html


 Wireless from King Edward
Halifax Morning Chronicle, 19 Oct 1907
    http://marconi100.ca/clip/marconi-chronicle19071019.html


 Congratulations for Marconi
Halifax Morning Chronicle, 21 Oct 1907
    http://marconi100.ca/clip/marconi-chronicle19071021.html


 Marconi's Achievement
Halifax Morning Chronicle, 21 Oct 1907
    http://marconi100.ca/clip/marconi-chronicle19071021m.html


 Post Reporter Sent Message to Clifden...Received a Short Answer
Sydney Daily Post, 23 Oct 1907
    http://marconi100.ca/clip/marconi-sydpost19071023.html


 Second Test of the Marconi Over-Ocean Wireless System...
Sydney Daily Post, 24 Oct 1907
    http://marconi100.ca/clip/marconi-sydpost19071024.html


 Wireless Station in Constant Operation
Halifax Morning Chronicle, 24 Oct 1907
    http://marconi100.ca/clip/marconi-chronicle19071024.html


 Marconi Wireless Telegraph in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/radio30/marconi-novascotia.html


 Marconi's Three Transatlantic Radio Stations in Cape Breton
    http://ns1763.ca/marconi100/marconi1.html


 Cape Breton Wireless Heritage Society
    http://cbwireless.ednet.ns.ca/index.html


 The 1901 Transatlantic Radio Experiment Marconi in Newfoundland
    http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/henry.bradford/marconi-newf.html


 Nova Scotia's Telegraphs, Landlines And Cables 1938, by D.G. Whidden
    http://ns1763.ca/tele/whidden2.html


 Connecting Canadians A Study of the CAP Community Access Program
    http://ns1758.ca/connect-canadians.html


 The period 2012-2014 is the 200th anniversary of the 
War of 1812 1812-1814
Includes important events in Nova Scotia,
New England and Newfoundland.

 Nova Scotia's Electric Gleaner another website specializing in Nova Scotia history
        http://ns1758.ca/index.html

Planter 2010 Celebration and another
        http://planter2010.ca/index.html

Nova Scotia's Electric Garrett and another
        http://marconi100.ca/index.html

Nova Scotia's Electric Attic and another
        http://newscot1398.net/index.html

Nova Scotia's Electric Flotsam and another
        http://newscotland1398.ca/index.html

 Hank Snow Hits
            http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory82.html#hank-snow-hits


Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1805
Richard John Uniacke
title page  
page 1   page 2   page 3   page 4
page 5   page 6   page 7   page 8

 Nova Scotia Orders in Council
          1955 December
          1996 January
          1996 February
          1996 March
          1996 April
          1996 May
          1996 June
          1996 July
          1996 August
          1996 September
          1996 October
          1996 November
          1996 December
          1997 January
          1997 February

 Nova Scotia Quotations
    http://ns1758.ca/quote/quotes.html


 Nova Scotia Historical Biographies
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory00.html#ns-historical-biog



Advertisement: Land for Sale in Nova Scotia
Ad in New York newspaper, July 1783
Land for Sale in Nova Scotia

Enlarged view



Advertisement: Negro Man, for Nova Scotia
Ad in New York newspaper, July 1783
For sale: Negro Man, for Nova Scotia

Enlarged view


 Slave auction advertisement, Nova Scotia 3 Nov. 1760

 Runaway Slave advertisement Nova Scotia, Sept. 1st, 1772

 Montcalm and Wolfe by Francis Parkman
    http://ns1758.ca/parkman/14517_montcalm_and_wolfe.html




 Canning, Nova Scotia
    http://canningnovascotia.ca/index.html

Canning Water Rate Increase Application
            http://newscotland1398.ca/cwu/cannwater.html

 Fieldwood Heritage Society Canning
    http://fieldwoodhs.ednet.ns.ca/index.html


 A Fierce War: The Electric Telegraph Lines Between New York and Halifax
...The vexations endured by the Associated Press management in the early days (1849-1850) were aggravated by dissentions which grew up between the managers of some of the Morse telegraph lines and the press. There were also contentions between the members of the press in Boston and other places, fanned if not engendered by the jealousies of some of the Morse lines, and especially by those under the control of F.O.J. Smith. This gentleman refused to have steamers' news come over his line from Halifax, for the Associated Press, unless they dismissed Mr. Craig, then acting as their Halifax agent. This led to a rupture, by which the press of Boston became divided. The Association retained Mr. Craig, and ran a special locomotive express at an enormous expense with each steamer's news, from Portland to Boston, there being no telegraph between these two points except that owned by Smith. From Boston it came over by the Bain line to New York. The Association also, by its encouragement, caused a company to extend the Bain line from Boston to Portland, where it connected with the lines extending thence to Halifax, and which were beyond the control of Smith. The war was a very fierce one; many phamphlets appeared on both sides, including one by Mr. Craig in his defence against Smith's charges. The latter left no stone unturned. Among other efforts to thwart the Association, it is said that he endeavored to get control of one of the links on the Halifax line east of Portland. He also appealed to the Provincial Legislature of New Brunswick, and protested against the management of the Halifax line by its superintendent; but all without avail. His success in putting the newspaper press by the ears was not only less difficult, but more complete. At one time Smith refused to receive and transmit private messages handed in by merchants and others for Halifax, or to let anything come over his line from Halifax...
[ Page 140, Historical Sketch of the Electric Telegraph, by Alexander Jones, 1852, published by George E. Putnam, New York.]


(Alexander Jones was the first General Manager of the Associated Press in New York.)






 History of Electric Power Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/electric/electric.html


 History of Telegraph and Telephone Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/tele/telephone.html


 History of Railway Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/rail/railways.html

Photographs of the Moose River railway bridge
       http://newscot1398.net/rail/dar-bridge-mooseriv.html

Photographs of the Bear River railway bridge
       http://ns1758.ca/rail/dar-bridge-bearriv.html

Photographs of the Sissiboo River railway bridge
       http://ns1758.ca/rail/dar-bridge-sissiboo.html

 Go To:   History of Automobiles in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/auto/automobiles.html


 Westray Coal Mine Disaster
    http://www.newscotland1398.ca/westray/wraymenu.html

Fifty clippings about the Westray coal mine disaster
    http://www.newscotland1398.ca/westray/wraymenu.html#50clips


 Index to the Westray Mine Public Inquiry Transcript
    http://www.newscotland1398.ca/westray/wrpindex.html


 Cunard's High-Speed Stage Coach Line between Halifax and Pictou, 1842
    http://ns1758.ca/cunard/cunard01.html


 Spring Equinox dates and times of day, for a thousand years
    http://ns1763.ca/equinox/eqindex.html


 Minas Tides — Eighth Wonder of the World one of Ed Coleman's columns
    http://users.eastlink.ca/~columns/editorial/1998/e98apr17.html


 Anti-Confederation Petition from Nova Scotia, 16 June 1868 House of Commons, London
    http://ns1758.ca/antifed/newscot_anticonfed-1868june16.html


 Anti-Confederation Petition from Nova Scotia, 6 July 1868 House of Lords, London
    http://ns1758.ca/antifed/newscot_anticonfed-1868july06.html


 Historical Errors in The Dominion Institute's Great Questions series
    http://ns1763.ca/dominion.html


 Nova Scotia Financial Review Interim Report August 2009: Information about Nova Scotia's provincial debt

 Planters 2010 – 250th Anniversary in Nova Scotia

 Planter 2010 Celebration in Nova Scotia

 Controversy: Renaming Cornwallis Junior High

 Photographs of the old Kentville Roundhouse demolished by the Town of Kentville in July 2007
    http://ns1763.ca/rail/kenround.html


 Train to New Minas   15 June 2007
    http://ns1763.ca/rail/whr-minas-june15.html

 Train to New Minas   22 June 2007
    http://ns1763.ca/rail/whr-minas-june22.html

 Train to New Minas   27 June 2007
    http://ns1763.ca/rail/whr-minas-june27.html



Scrapping the old Dominion Atlantic Railway main line track, April 2008
Destruction of a railway
This is the old Dominion Atlantic Railway main line track
as seen from the Middle Dyke Road connector overpass
about one km east from the Kentville railway station site

Photographed on 25 April 2008
ten days after the rail was pulled up and taken away for scrap

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PO Box 121, 9847 Main Street
Canning, Nova Scotia  B0P 1H0, Canada
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