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The Royal Naval Burying Ground also known as the Naval Cemetery, and the Battle of the HMS Shannon and the USS Chesapeake

Submitted by Devonna Edwards The Naval Cemetery is a small military cemetery located in C.F.B. Stadacona on Gottingen Street, Halifax. The cemetery is situated behind Admiralty House (Maritime Command Museum) on a hill that slopes down to Barrington Street and is enclosed by fencing with a locked gate. In 1894 the cemetery occupied over four…

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Simpson’s Never Tells Eaton’s Their Business!

Submitted by Devonna Edwards The Simpson’s and Eaton’s Department Stores developed a friendly but competitive rivalry through the years of operation. Both department stores had many employees working for them and it was common to hear the expression “Simpson’s Never Tells Eaton’s Their Business,” Employees at the two stores were encourage not to talk about…

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The Nova Scotia Cotton Factory and The Factory Girls Who Worked There

Submitted by Devonna Edwards The Nova Scotia Cotton Manufacturing Company was a cotton mill located on the corner of Kempt Road and Robie Street in Halifax. A cotton mill is a building that houses spinning or weaving machinery for the production of yarn or cloth from cotton. The mill was built in 1882 by building…

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The Royal Canadian Legion Fairview Branch No. 142

Submitted by Devonna Edwards The Fairview Legion is located on the corner of Hillcrest Street and Main Avenue. The idea to start a legion in Fairview all began in October of 1951 when Angus MacMaster, then postmaster of the Fairview Post Office, called a meeting in the Fairview Fire Hall on Main Avenue. Eight enthusiastic…

Ashburn Golf Club
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Ashburn Golf Club

Submitted by Devonna Edwards It was located on Joseph Howe Drive (formerly known as Dutch Village Road). The property was once a private estate known as “Ashbourne”. Ashburn has a long history as it is situated on lots seven and eight of the twelve lots granted to settlers in 1763. The original settlers on lots…