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    • Annie Johnston

    • Annie Johnston
    • Twitter's mother Annie Johnston had seven childen, starting with George "Twitter" in 1889.
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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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    • 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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    • Beeches Road

    • Beeches Road
    • One of the highlights of Tina's children's memories was visiting neighbours for tea, travelling dusty country trails like Beeches Road, seen here.
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    • Beeches Road view

    • Beeches Road view
    • When Peachie Carroll was a boy he and his friends used to trek out Beaches Road on fine Saturday mornings to visit Bobby Sutherland, a semi-recluse who lived in a shanty near the infectious diseases hospital.
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    • Carroll and Dalton

    • Carroll and Dalton
    • Peachie Carroll (right) and William "Ditto" Dalton were both flamboyant, well known Pictou characters in the early 1900s. They both appreciated good hunting dogs and Dalton was a breeder. He also had a goat trained to walk a tightrope.
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    • Christopher Johnston

    • Christopher Johnston
    • Twitter's father Christopher Johnston taught his eldest son, George "Twitter", to turn somersaults and do back flips when was about 10 years old.
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    • Dummy heads carved by Twitter Johnston

    • Dummy heads carved by Twitter Johnston
    • Twitter Johnston carved at least three of these "dummy heads" for use in puppet shows, earning him recognition as an important Nova Scotia folk artist.
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    • Farm Machinery 1918

    • Farm Machinery 1918
    • Men experimenting with the latest in farm machinery pause for a photo in about 1918. The man seated on the binder is a neighbour of the MacKeils, Tom Ferguson. The others are unknown.
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    • First Presbyterian Church

    • First Presbyterian Church
    • The Maclellans attended First Presbyterian Church, formerly known as the Harbour Congregation and founded by Dr. Thomas McCulloch in 1804. This Prince Street building was erected in the 1840s to replace an earlier structure.
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    • First Presbyterian Church

    • First Presbyterian Church
    • The Maclellans attended First Presbyterian Church, formerly known as the Harbour Congregation and founded by Dr. Thomas McCulloch in 1804. This Prince Street building was erected in the 1840s to replace an earlier structure.
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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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    • Front Street

    • Front Street
    • The east-looking view of Front Street, taken from Coleraine Street, shows a parade wending past the later home of Twitter Johnston on the right, with a gas pump on the sidewalk. Across the street, on the left is MacLean's bookstore, the resent...
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    • Garvins Island

    • Garvins Island
    • Peachie Carroll and his sled of supplies fell through the ice while duck hunting with his dog at Garvin's Island, offshore from Lyons Brook. He dug his hunting knife into the ice, and holding his dog's collar in his hand, managed to get out of the...
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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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    • 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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    • Horse Drawn Wagon

    • Horse Drawn Wagon
    • Tina and her children travelled by horse-drawn wagon, like this group in the early 1990s in Waterside. There were no seatbelts or helmets or other safety features in this mode of travel.
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