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    • Pictou Kinetts

    • Pictou Kinetts
    • 1950 Kinettes - Pictou Kinettes entered this Lobster Carnival Float in 1950. Top row, from the left: Winnie Langille, Charlotte deCoste, very young Sandra Barnwell. Seated, from the left: Vera Barnwell, Mabel Hare, Edna MacKenzie, Lil MacCarthy,...
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    • Pictou Academy

    • Pictou Academy
    • Pictou Academy 1950s – Pictou Academy accomodated all the high school students from the town and rural area in the 1950s. Jim Ross from West Branch drove the bus transporting the country students.
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    • Pictou Academy Girls Soccer

    • Pictou Academy Girls Soccer
    • 1959 Pictou Academy Girls Soccer - 1959 Pictou Academy Girls’ Soccer Team – From left to right (first row) Janet MacKean, Lynn Wisener, Wanda Barkhouse, Elaine Leadbeater; (second row) Marjorie Freeman, Lucille Higson, Brenda Smith, Connie...
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    • Pictou Academy Grade XI B

    • Pictou Academy Grade XI B
    • Grade XIB Pictou Academy 1953 – Grade XIB Pictou Academy 1953 – From left to right (first row) Dorothy Jewers, Raymonde Casey, Joyce MacArthur, Annabelle O’Brien, George Crawford (teacher), Marjorie Veniot, Muriel MacPhail, Florence Rankin,...
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    • Sir William Dawson Grade 4B

    • Sir William Dawson Grade 4B
    • Sir William Dawson Grade 4B 1955 -1956 – Sir William Dawson School Grade 4 B 1955- 1956 From left to right (top row) Gladys Creighton (teacher), Anna Poole, Shirley Maltby, Cyril Robinson, Harold Robb, Brian Warford, Gerald Spears, Glenda Rumley;...
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    • Ferguson Industries Softball Team

    • Ferguson Industries Softball Team
    • Baseball team – Sometime in the 1950s this group played ball for the Ferguson Industries Softball Team. Back row, from the left are “Tic” Williams, “Flash” Coleman, Basil Canfield, Elliott MacKinnon, George Johnson, “Chic” Charleton,...
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    • Downtown Pictou

    • Downtown Pictou
    • 1954 Pictou Downtown - This 1954 aerial photo captured the buildings of Pictou’s past before many were destroyed by fire.
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    • Henderson Shoe Store

    • Henderson Shoe Store
    • 1950 Henderson Shoe Store - A. Henderson and Son was established in 1831 on Market Street. This photo of the business, later located on Water Street, had the proud distinction of being the oldest retail store in Canada. It could boast having the...
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    • Stella Maris Home and School Stage Play

    • Stella Maris Home and School Stage Play
    • 1951 Home and School – Members of the cast and stage crew in the December 1951 Stella Maris Home and School stage play, Mr. Beane from Lima. Front, from the left are James MacDonald, Clara Shea, director Thomas Dalton, Mildred Connell, Allan...
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    • Passenger Train Express

    • Passenger Train Express
    • 1952 station – Three cart loads of express had just been unloaded from a passenger train. This 1952 photo shows Canadian National Express agent W. G. (Bill) Matheson on the job.
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    • Johnston's Cabins

    • Johnston's Cabins
    • Johnston’s Cabins – In 1951 Johnston’s Tourist Court offered single and double government-inspected housekeeping cabins equipped with heat, showers, and spring-filled mattresses.
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    • Creighton Street Houses

    • Creighton Street Houses
    • Creighton Street – Houses still lined Creighton Street in the 1950s. Dave Gunning’s song, Prince of Pictou, tells the story of the illigetimate son of King George the IV buying drinks for the girls of Creighton Street.
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    • Griffin's Taxi

    • Griffin's Taxi
    • Giffin’s Taxi – Dee Anderson made a visit to Giffin’s Taxi on Water Street in 1957. The Sea Pearl and Slim Jay’s Shoe Repair are among other businesses in that block.
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    • Irving's Bus and Service

    • Irving's Bus and Service
    • Irving’s Bus and Service - Irving’s Bus and Taxi placed the following advertisement in the Directory of Pictou County Towns in 1951. The Connecting Line between New Glasgow – Alma – Pictou - *Carriboo (*Ferry for Prince Edward Island).
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    • Automobile Service Station

    • Automobile Service Station
    • In 1951 the automobile service stations listed were Central Service Station, Murray MacDonald, Irving’s Sales & Service, Pictou Auto Sales, Pictou Garage, Pictou Service Station and the West End Service Station.
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    • Taking a Break

    • Taking a Break
    • Pete MacNeill in the Centre – Standing behind present day Justice Complex this group takes a break with 50s snacks – bottled pop, chocolate bars, and Arctic Bars. From the left are Peter Burke, Leonard Gaudet, cool dude Pete MacNeill, Ross...
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    • D. Logan & Co. Store

    • D. Logan & Co. Store
    • Logans 1952 – Lawrence LeBlanc and Bobby Patton stand in front of D. Logan & Co. store. The conversation could have been about Lawrence’s parked 1952 Chevy or the sale banners he printed which hang in the windows.
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    • John Rudolph and Dunn MacDonald

    • John Rudolph and Dunn MacDonald
    • John Rudolph and Dunn MacDonald – John Rudolph (left) and Dunn MacDonald are shown working at the busy shipyard in Oct. 1956.
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    • Pictou County Jail & Court House

    • Pictou County Jail & Court House
    • Pictou County Jail – A winter scene of the Pictou County Court House and the Pictou County Jail was taken in 1956 with Pictou Academy monument in the forefront.
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    • Magees Pea Factory

    • Magees Pea Factory
    • Magees Pea Factory – Don MacIsaac took this picture of the Fred Magee Limited pea factory located behind the present-day Justice Complex site. Children grabbed handfuls of peas from passing trucks travelling from nearby farms. The company...
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