Nova Scotia Place Names

David Scott

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ISBN: 9781771083188

Nova Scotia Place Names

  Author:   David Scott    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Washabuck is not a place to launder money; Ecum Secum is not a children’s game; Joggins has nothing to do with anything athletic.

They are just some of the 1,421 Nova Scotia place names whose origins, where they are known, are explained in this book. The history of each name is succinctly chronicled with an emphasis on events past and current that are historically significant, offbeat, or humorous. This quirky and informative guide also contains a treasure trove of the province’s little-known facts and occurrences and 95 mini-biographies of famous, infamous, and not-so-famous-but-still-very-interesting Nova Scotians, folks who achieved something outstandingly positive, or negative, during their lifetimes.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781771083188
Item NB1214
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onJuly 9 2015
Language eng
Pages 344
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight442(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
David E. Scott was educated in Quebec, New Brunswick, and Ontario. He worked for newspapers in the US and Canada as a reporter-photographer-editor, bureau chief for Canadian Press and was owner-publisher of two Ontario newspapers. Assignments took him to more than one hundred countries. He owned a bar-restaurant-disco in the co-principality of Andorra, subject of the first of his forty-odd books of humour, history, and travel. He lives in Allanburg, Ontario.