Historic Dartmouth

Mike Parker

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ISBN: 9781551092652

Historic Dartmouth

  Author:   Mike Parker    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Historic Dartmouth is a fascinating glimpse of this charming city’s social, economic, and cultural life over the last two centuries. From its beginning as a settlement of British immigrants on an Aboriginal campsite in 1750, Dartmouth’s growth was uncertain and sporadic. In 1759, it was used as a temporary billet for Wolfe’s troops before his attack on Quebec; in 1785 it was, briefly, the home of the influential Nantucket Whaling Company; and in 1826 the building of the Shubenacadie Canal gave it new life until the coming of the railway in 1870.

Finally incorporated as a town in 1873, Dartmouth’s location on the east side of Chebucto Harbour, and its thousands of inland lakes and rivers, made it an ideal place for thriving communities, and a destination for leisure and pleasure seekers. Its “golden era” at the turn of the nineteenth century is the focus of this book.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781551092652
Item NB0387
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onJanuary 10 1998
Language eng
Pages 112
Format Paperback
Dimensions9.5(in) x 6.5(in)
Shipping weight245(g)
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Mike Parker is a best-selling author who has been writing about his native province for many years and has earned numerous accolades, including that of Nova Scotia's Storyteller. Mike is affiliated with the Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies at Saint Mary's University as a research associate. He is a graduate of Acadia University and a long-time resident of Dartmouth.