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    • Pictou Academy

    • Pictou Academy
    • A group posing near Pictou Academy may have been inspectors viewing Dr. Maclellan's leadership methods, or a family delivering a student from a distant community. At the time of the photo, the school stood on its own, but is now surrounded by...
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    • Pictou Academy

    • Pictou Academy
    • A group posing near Pitou Academy may have been inspectors viewing Dr. Maclellan's leadership methods, or a family delivering a student from a distant community. At the time of the photo, the school stood on its own, but is now surrounded by trees...
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    • Kirk Church

    • Kirk Church
    • A sailboat glides past G.J. Hamilton and Son's biscuits and the Kirch Church in this Peachie Carroll era view of Pictou from the harbour. The tall building on the hill is Pictou Academy.
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    • Small clown statue

    • Small clown statue
    • A small statue of a clown marks Twitter Johnston's grave at Haliburton Cemetery.
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    • Tina MacKeil

    • Tina MacKeil
    • A well-dressed Tina stands in the orchard at the Caribou homestead with John in the background, typical of their relationship. Their children remember that Tina's husband supported her many endeavours, and once cut a load of logs to earn $45 to...
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    • Hazel Grace Bickerton

    • Hazel Grace Bickerton
    • About 1912, after touring as a comic leper, Twitter was injured in a blindfold act and returned to Amherst to recover. There, he met Hazel Grace Bickerton, daughter of Bliss and Ella Bickerton, whom he married in 1914. Their grandchildren called...
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    • Hazel in Florida

    • Hazel in Florida
    • After Twitter's 1912 marriage, he turned down offers to work away from home, preferring to work in the Maritimes. But from 1927-31 he took his wife and young family with him while he worked in Florida..
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    • Hazel in Florida

    • Hazel in Florida
    • After Twitter's 1912 marriage, he turned down offers to work away from home, preferring to work in the Maritimes. But from 1927-31 he took his wife and young family with him while he worked in Florida..
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    • William Dalton

    • William Dalton
    • Among Peachie Carroll's friends was William "Ditto" Dalton, standing in front of his business with his arms folded. "Ditto" ran the Red Onion, a popular watering hole of the late 1800s and early 1900s. It was situated where deCoste Entertainment...
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    • Article on Tina MacKeil

    • Article on Tina MacKeil
    • An article was written by Roland H. Sherwood about Tina's book of poems entitled "Poems Thru the Years" dedicated to her children and grandchildren.
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    • Snow Covered Road

    • Snow Covered Road
    • As a child, Tina lived miles from Pictou along a country road like this one. Her oldest brother galloped the distance through a snowstorm in about 1900, to fetch the doctor when a younger brother lay dying.
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    • Maggie's Parlour

    • Maggie's Parlour
    • At 18 Tina took the harvest train to Saskatchewan to stay with her sister Maggie, a cook with a mobile wheat harvesting crew that drew many workers from eastern Canada. Shown here in Maggie's parlour, Tina took the time away to make the decision to...
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    • Beaches Road

    • Beaches Road
    • Beaches Road, leading from Pictou to the sandy beaches of Caribou and Braeshore, was the route to adventure. While rabbit hunting with school friends along this road, Peachie Carroll shot his hand with a $1.25 pistol, leading to the later...
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    • MacKeil Family Picnic

    • MacKeil Family Picnic
    • Every summer the Mackeils would travel by Ray Johnston's boat to Caribou Island for a picnic. There was no road then. From the left are Doris, Jessie, Tina holding Jean, John Sr., and John Jr.
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    • Peter Owen Carroll

    • Peter Owen Carroll
    • Famous Pictou detective Peter Owen Carroll in his uniform.
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    • Second Pictou Academy

    • Second Pictou Academy
    • Following the 1895 fire that destroyed the second Pictou Academy building, a third structure, twice as big as the earlier one, was built under Robert Maclellan's guidance. It, too, burned in 1938. Another Academy was built on the same site, and...
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    • First Presbyterian Church Easter lilies

    • First Presbyterian Church Easter lilies
    • For many years, hundreds of lilies arrived every Easter at First Presbyterian Church, on Prince Street, Pictou, from an anonymous donor. Twitter Johnston's funeral was held in this historic church on May 2, 1962, 10 days after Easter.
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    • Haliburton Cemetery

    • Haliburton Cemetery
    • Haliburton Cemetery is where Twitter was buried.
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    • Haliburton Cemetery

    • Haliburton Cemetery
    • Haliburton Cemetery is where Twitter was buried.
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