Historic Digby

Mike Parker

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ISBN: 9781551093390

Historic Digby

  Author:   Mike Parker    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Historic Digby paints a vivid portrait of this Nova Scotian town and country, from its 1783 settlement by United Empire Loyalists to its bustling days in two world wars. Rare photographs accompany fascinating stories that document street lodges, public services and private citizens (such as Maud Lewis, international folk artist; or Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail solo around the world).Renowned today for its natural beauty and its scallops, the little town that began on the western slope of the Annapolis Basin, “facing the rising sun,” grew into the county that includes settlements at Tiverton, Weymouth, Brier Island, Sandy Cove, Church Point, and Bear River. Historic Digby describes these surrounding communities, as well as the county’s intertwining Mi’kmaw, Acadian, Black, and Loyalist roots. From the area’s first historian, Isaiah Wilson, to its turn-of-the-century photographer, Paul Yates, Historic Digby draws on a wide range of carefully researched sources to provide this bright glimpse of Digby’s past.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781551093390
Item NB0462
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onJanuary 11 2000
Language eng
Pages 184
Format Paperback
Dimensions9.38(in) x 6.38(in)
Shipping weight345(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
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.