Tuesday, September 16, 2008

425th Post - Nova Scotia History Links

Welcome to the special 425th Post of Bevboy's Blog.

I usually try to do something different for the posts that are divisible by 25. I will do interviews, stuff like the alphabet game, whatever. Fun times in the Maritimes.

I thought I'd devote this post to listing some links related to Nova Scotia history.

I'll start with perhaps the most obscure one. Ed Coleman has been writing a column in the Kentville Advertiser for many years. Two columns, actually. The first one is about hunting and fishing, and that doesn't interest me that much. But the second one is about the history of Kings County, Nova Scotia. Absolutely fascinating stuff, if you are from there at least. But even if you are not, it is interesting reading, seeing how much we have lost over the years. Many of these small communities still exist, but have no industry and services to support them; they have become bedroom communities to places like Halifax, believe it or not.

Go ahead, and read Ed Coleman's column.

The Nova Scotia Public Archives is another excellent source of photographs of a bygone era. You have to check it out. Thousands of pictures are up there.

I have already written about the Halifax History website. But I'll include it here again for the sake of completion. I just wish the guy would update it more frequently.

Simultaneously fascinating and ugly (homeliest website in the history of websites) is Nova Scotia's Electronic Attic, run by a retired teacher in Canning, Nova Scotia. This is the same guy who ran afoul of Elections Canada several years ago when he posted local federal election results on his website for the world (and parts of the country in earlier time zones) in contravention of the law. The police and Elections Canada goons came to his home, seized his computer, and tried to intimidate him. For this reason, and perhaps others, I believe that this website still resides off shore.

What is Nova Scotia without a little bit of controversy and conspiracy theory? For that in abundance, check out this website, which details what happened to people who have disappeared or were murdered here. Sad, of course, but speculating on some of these murders only muddies the waters and causes people to jump to inappropriate conclusions. Let the police do their job, people. That is why they are paid the big bucks. I know a few police officers. They will probably arrest me for saying they are paid a lot of money.

The last site I'll share with you for the moment is all about Nova Scotia mysteries, and interesting stories from our past. Many may be familiar to you, but I include the link anyway.

I hope you check out these websites sometime if you haven't already. There is plenty of great online reading about Nova Scotia and her past.

More in a bit.


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