British Settlers

… that the first British settlers along the Nine Mile, Five Mile, and Kennetcook rivers were soldiers disbanded from the 84th Regiment of Foot after the American Revolution, which ended in in 1783? They were awarded land grants for their military service, and, although a lot did not stay here, many descendants of those who … Read more

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Origin of the Name ‘Lantz;’

… that the community of Lantz, originally Lantz Siding, was named for two brothers, David and Richard Lantz, who came from Lunenburg Co. to engage in business? They were descended from the so-called Foreign Protestants brought to Nova Scotia in 1751-52 to boost NS Protestant population.

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Struck Gold!

…  that the amount of gold mined in Renfrew Gold Mines, Hants Co., NS, during the mid-1800s to about 1920 was 56,608 ounces? While Renfrew today is unpopulated, back then there were businesses, houses, a school, and even boardwalks.

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NHL Hall Of Famer

… that Cecil “Tiny” Thompson, born in British Columbia, award-winning NHL hockey player, inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame, was the son of John and Ada (Kenty) Thompson, who were originally from Nine Mile River, Hants Co.?

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