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  • Notes: Pictou in the 50's
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    • 1959 Wharf Fire

    • 1959 Wharf Fire
    • July 1959 Wharf Fire – Thirteen years after a devastating wharf fire and subsequent reconstruction, fire again destroyed the Pictou docks on July 6th , 1959, at a loss valued at $4,000,000. Part of Ferguson Industries was destroyed as well as...
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    • Abercrombie Aces

    • Abercrombie Aces
    • Abercrombie Aces – Abercrombie Aces – Back Row: l-r Vern Beck, Maynard MacFarlane, Alvin Sinclair, “Red” Hector MacLean, Greg Russell, Ray Christensen, Peter Johnson, Ed Purvis (coach) ; Front Row: l-r Charlie Matheson, Henry Coady, Tom...
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    • Ashagola

    • Ashagola
    • Ashagola – The ferry Ashagola, built in 1926 in Port Hawkesbury, was registered at Pictou in 1926 or 1927. Owned by the Pictou Ferry & Transportation Co., the ferry could carry five cars from Pictou Landing to Pictou in each of eight daily...
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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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    • Battery Hill Water Tower

    • Battery Hill Water Tower
    • Battery Hill – The top of the water tower on Battery Hill landed on the sidewalk after hurricane Edna ripped through the area in 1954.
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    • Benoit and Amelia Poirier Family

    • Benoit and Amelia Poirier Family
    • Benoit and Amelia Poirier – Benoit and Amelia Poirier and family. Front, from the left, are Nona, Camille, Annette and Collette. Middle, from the left: Amelia, Alisha, Andrew, Francine, Benoit holding Aurelle, and Maria. Back, from the left:...
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    • Bill's Lunch

    • Bill's Lunch
    • Bill’s Lunch – The site of Bill’s Lunch in 1958 is now a parking lot with a small fish and chip stand. All dressed up on a Sunday afternoon was a common scene.
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    • Caribou Park Opening

    • Caribou Park Opening
    • Opening of Caribou Park – The Caribou/Munroes Island Provincial Park, which boasts a mile long sand beach, was officially opened in 1959.
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    • Caribou Rural Hockey

    • Caribou Rural Hockey
    • Caribou Rural Hockey – Caribou Rural Hockey Team 1957 Back Row: l-r Auldon Benson, Alex Langille, Fred Baird, Milton Nichol, Larry Benjamin, Ivan MacFarlane, Donnie Smith; Front Row l-r Ches Hartson, Bill MacDonald, Gordon Robertson, Blaine...
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    • CGS Cartier

    • CGS Cartier
    • CGS Cartier - The hydrographic ship, Canadian Government Ship Cartier, wintered in Pictou. This wooden boat provided work for Pictonians as crew members and also to replace planking. Coming from the Great Lakes fresh water to the salt water had...
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    • Charles and Justine Landry Family

    • Charles and Justine Landry Family
    • Charles and Justine Landry – Charles and Justine Landry and family. Back row, from the left, are Francis, Claudette, Hilda, Charlie, Paul, Noella, Yvette, Omer. Middle, from the left, are Robert, Roger, Phillip, Leona. Front, from the left are...
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    • Coasting

    • Coasting
    • Coasting – Lining up on Wellington Street to coast down to St. Andrews Street are, in the back row from the left, Paula Lavoie, Sandra Lavoie, Jacqueline Lavoie, Paddy Scanlan, Harris MacKenize, Wayne MacKinnon. Front, from the left, are ...
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    • Community Rink

    • Community Rink
    • Community Rink – The Pictou Community Rink on Water Street was built in the late 1930s. The Pictou Maripacs and the rural hockey teams provided excitement to the spectators that filled the rink. Ice-making equipment was installed in the 1950s...
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    • Cool Dudes

    • Cool Dudes
    • Dudes from the 50s –Cool dudes stand in front of the Pictou Federal Building where the corner stone was placed on August 30, 1955. From left are Frank MacLeod, Garry Lewis, Fred deDecker, Keith MacFarlane, and Bruce Murray.
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Elmer (Slim) Jay

    • Elmer (Slim) Jay
    • Elmer (Slim) Jay shoemaker - Elmer (Slim) Jay was Pictou’s shoemaker. Sporting his leather apron he stands at the door of his shop, next to the YMCA building on Water Street.
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