Sir Robert Laird Borden

Prime Minister of Canada
1911 – 1920


Photographs of
Monument

Grand Pre
Kings County
Nova Scotia

Located on the south side of Highway One at the Grand Pre intersection,
opposite the Irving service station


GPS location:   45°06'10"N   64°18'18"W
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Nova Scotia: Sir Robert Borden monument, Grand Pre
Sir Robert Borden monument
Grand Pre, Kings County, Nova Scotia

Photographed on 30 September 2002



Nova Scotia: Sir Robert Borden plaque, Grand Pre
Sir Robert Borden plaque, Grand Pre
Plaque installed 1954

Photographed on 11 December 2002



Nova Scotia: Sir Robert Borden monument, Grand Pre
Looking across Highway 1 from the Irving service station

Photographed on 18 June 2007



Nova Scotia, Map showing location of the Sir Robert Borden monument at Grand Pre
Map showing the location of the Sir Robert Borden monument
Grand Pre, Kings County, Nova Scotia

Roads are shown as they were in 1956. Except for Highway 101, the
layout of the roads in 2013 has not changed much from that shown here.




Planter 2010 Celebration in Nova Scotia




Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden, a great internationalist,
was the chief architect of Canada's independence.


Heath Macquarrie, emeritus senator, in a letter to the editor
printed in The Globe and Mail on 4 January 2000.
Robert Laird Borden, Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920, was born at Grand Pre,
Kings County, Nova Scotia, on 26 June 1854; he died at Ottawa on 10 June 1937.
He was a leading figure in the achievement of Dominion Status, and in the transition
from the British Empire to the British Commonwealth of Nations.  His leadership during
World War One was remarkable...
[The Canadian Encyclopedia, Year 2000 Edition
McClelland & Stewart Inc., Toronto, 1999]
Prime Minister Robert Borden is long forgotten but shouldn't be.
To elevate the country from colonial status, Canada had to show
its mettle on the battlefields.  Borden was a tough war leader who
capitalized on the valour of our fighting men in the First World War
to secure greater independence from the empire.


Lawrence Martin
in The Globe and Mail on 16 April 2013.
Robert Borden's leadership was among the most significant by
any of Canada's early leaders.  It fell on his shoulders to lead
Canada through the trials and tribulations of the First World War.
A generation of young Canadians gave their lives in the mud and
bloody despair of the European trenches between 1914 and 1918.
In crafting the peace, however, Sir Robert did not break faith with
them, insisting that at Versailles, Canada would sign the treaty
that  ended  the  war  as  a  proud  and  independent  nation.
At Paris in 1919, with the eyes of the world's leaders upon him,
Sir Robert Borden did just that, putting Canada firmly on the road
to full nationhood.  Some of his own supporters, in fact, feared
Borden was advancing the cause of Canadian sovereignty and
nationhood too far and too fast.  The eighth prime minister would
have none of it.  That is perhaps his greatest accomplishment...

Robert Borden, Canada’s forgotten giant

by Mike Duffy, in the National Post, 21 September 2011



Former Prince Edward Island Progressive Conservative MP and parliamentary secretary Heath Macquarrie — before 1957 he was a history professor at St. Dunstan's (now the University of Prince Edward Island) – could make history live.  I will never forget an afternoon in 1960 when, over rum and cokes, he kept me wide-eyed with his sweep of World War One and Canada's role at the Battle of Vimy Ridge.  Heath said that, two years later, in 1919, at the Versailles' Peace Talks, Prime Minister Robert Borden told the British there would be no back seat for Canada at the peace table when she had a front-row seat at Vimy Ridge.
– Pat MacAdam's column "Victory Set in Stone" in the Ottawa Sun, 8 April 2007



Canada's eighth Prime Minister, Sir Robert Borden,
made his first appearance on Canada's $100 bill in 1961.
The Globe and Mail, page F10, 25 June 2011



Links to Relevant Websites

Sir Robert Laird Borden by Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
    http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=42133


Sir Robert Laird Borden by Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Borden


New England Planters And Borden Genealogy Berwick Register, 1 July 1954
"...a monument is being constructed at Grand Pre to commemorate
the centennial of his birth on the 26th of this month of June..." (1954)
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~canbrnep/leoracrosswork5.htm

(This is the monument seen above.)







The Wayback Machine has archived copies of this webpage from the early days:
Sir Robert Laird Borden

Archived: 2007 September 23
http://web.archive.org/web/20070923135247/http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_rl.html

Archived: 2008 June 01
http://web.archive.org/web/20080601120347/http://www.ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_rl.html

Archived: 2009 February 09
http://web.archive.org/web/20090209092340/http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_rl.html

Archived: 2010 February 07
http://web.archive.org/web/20100207094325/http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_rl.html

Archived: 2011 August 26
http://web.archive.org/web/20110826143633/http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_rl.html

Archived: 2012 June 07
http://web.archive.org/web/20120607033904/http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_rl.html






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



Harold Borden monument Harold Borden monument, 1900 Canning
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_h.html


Sir Frederick Borden tombstone Sir Frederick Borden tombstone Hillaton
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/bordenfw.html


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


Planters monument Planters monument Horton Landing
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/plantermon.html


Acacia Villa School cairn Acacia Villa School monument Hortonville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/avschool.html


John Frederick Herbin memorial at Grand Pre J.F. Herbin memorial Grand Pre
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/herbin_jf.html


Wolfville: 1967 Centennial Project 1967 Willow Park plaque Wolfville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/wolfwillow.html


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


Acadia U. Memorial Gym Acadia U. Memorial Gym Wolfville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/acadiamemgym.html


Wolfville war memorial Wolfville war memorial
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/wolfmem.html


Canning war memorial Canning war memorial
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/cannmem.html


Kentville Legion war memorial Kentville Legion war memorial Kentville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/kentlegion.html


Kentville Memorial Park Kentville Memorial Park Kentville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/kentmem.html


Sheffield Mills war memorial Sheffield Mills war memorial Sheffield Mills
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/sheffieldmills.html


North Mountain airplane crash memorial North Mountain airplane crash memorial Brow of Mountain
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/browmtn.html


Alfred Fuller Memorial Alfred Fuller memorial Somerset
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/fullermon.html


Hants County war memorial Hants County war memorial Windsor
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/hantsco2wwmem.html


Ellershouse war memorial Ellershouse war memorial
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/ellermem.html


Mount Uniacke war memorial Mount Uniacke war memorial
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/uniacmem.html


Halifax war memorial, Grand Parade Halifax war memorial The Cenotaph, Grand Parade
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/hfxwarmem.html


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


Arthur W.H. Eaton tombstone Arthur W.H. Eaton tombstone Kentville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/eatonawh.html


Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Church Street
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/woodworth.html


Prescott House, Starrs Point Prescott House Starrs Point
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/prescottcr.html


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       2013 Feb     30
       2013 Jan     60

       2012 Dec     88
       2012 Nov     49
       2012 Oct     47
       2012 Sep     45
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       2012 Jun     45
       2012 May     88
       2012 Apr     57
       2012 Mar     71
       2012 Feb     49
       2012 Jan     87

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       2011 Aug     38
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       2011 Apr     54
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       2010 Aug     49
       2010 Jul     62
       2010 Jun     98
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       2010 Feb    141
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       2009 Aug     42
       2009 Jul     46
       2009 Jun    115
       2009 May    124
       2009 Apr    101
       2009 Mar    119
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"-" means data are not available

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In the above monthly hits report, note the large traffic component attributable to students.
In July and August of each year, when the schools are closed, traffic is sharply reduced.


First uploaded to the WWW:   2002 October 02
New photograph installed:   2002 December 18
New photograph installed:   2007 June 24
Added Google Map link:   2007 December 23
Latest update:   2013 April 18