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  • Notes: Pictou in the 50's
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    • CSS Acadia

    • CSS Acadia
    • The CSS Acadia was berthed each winter at the shipyard in Pictou. In 1965 her captain was J. W. C. Taylor of Pictou. Built in England in 1913 at a cost of $330,000, this first northern survey vessel of the Canadian Hydrographic Service served...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Kinsmen Playground

    • Kinsmen Playground
    • Kinsmen Playground – The Kinsmen Club donated this playground located on the site of today’s Broidy Park, close to the Laurel Hill Cemetery.
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    • Playing on the Ice

    • Playing on the Ice
    • Playing on the Ice – It was common to see activity on the frozen Pictou Harbour. Not only were children playing but cars raced - sometimes going through the ice. Ashton Munro’s warehouse can be seen in the background as well as the...
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    • Eddies

    • Eddies
    • Eddies – Eddie’s Tea Room & Fountain was a hangout for teens where they loved to listen to the juke box. Spec Power, a hockey player, stands below the well-remembered Eddie’s sign. Wallpaper, paints and varnishes were also sold here.
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    • Gaudet's

    • Gaudet's
    • Gaudet’s on St. Andrews Street operated a grocery store with a meat department and delivery service. In the 1951 Directory of Pictou Town, confectionery and smokers’ supplies could be purchased at Bakers’ Grocery, J. H. Baillie Ltd.,...
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    • Hazen Smith

    • Hazen Smith
    • Hazen Smith of Smith’s Sporting Goods – Hazen Smith operated Smith’s Sporting Goods on Coleraine Street in 1959.
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    • Humphrey's Canteen & Garage

    • Humphrey's Canteen & Garage
    • Humphrey’s Canteen & Garage – This White Rose station was located where the Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet now stands. The canteen supplied sandwiches and food items for guests of Johnston’s Tourist Court Cabins.
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    • Father J. R. Ratchford

    • Father J. R. Ratchford
    • Father J. R. Ratchford’s ordination celebration on June 16, 1954, Stella Maris Catholic Church.
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    • Ivor A. MacIvor Fire

    • Ivor A. MacIvor Fire
    • Ivor A. MacIvor Fire – Fireman Huddy Heighton is on the ladder on the left fighting the blaze at Ivor A. MacIvor’s grocery store. The John R. MacDonald & Son store was located next door.
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    • Lord Selkirk

    • Lord Selkirk
    • Lord Selkirk 1958 - The ferry was built in the Pictou shipyard for the Caribou, N. S., to Wood Islands, P. E. I., service.
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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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