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.
|ISBN associated with this title:||9781551093390|
|Published on||January 11 2000|
|Dimensions||9.38(in) x 6.38(in)|