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    • Peachie Carroll

    • Peachie Carroll
    • Story of the life of Peachie Carroll
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    • Revere Hotel

    • Revere Hotel
    • On February 4, 1905, less than a month after Peachie Carroll was made Pictou Fire Chief, the Revere Hotel on Coleraine Street burned. The Doherty's, who owned it, as well as guests and staff, had to jump from the upper floors as the fire made the...
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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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    • Peter Owen Carroll

    • Peter Owen Carroll
    • Famous Pictou detective Peter Owen Carroll in his uniform.
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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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    • Inter Colonial Railway

    • Inter Colonial Railway
    • Pictou's first regularly scheduled train arrived in 1887 to great fanfare and a welcoming crowd, including Inter Colonial Railway detective Peter Owen Carroll in his police cap and brass-buttoned uniform.
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    • Train Engine

    • Train Engine
    • The crew poses with the engine of Pictou's first train in 1887. In the background is the tower of the Customs House and the peak of the first railway station.
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    • Sailing Race Quarry Point

    • Sailing Race Quarry Point
    • Peachie Carroll was an accomplished athlete, excelling in gymnastics, foot races, regattas, swim meets, and other sporting events of his time. Here, sailboats at Quarry Point prepare for a race about 1905.
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Water Street

    • Water Street
    • This 1890s view of Water Street shows Peter Carroll senior's auctioneering business and livery stables on the left. Facing the photographer on Coleraine Street is the J.A. Stalker Building, which housed a general store, and the Pictou Bank, now a...
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    • Thomas Lather boat

    • Thomas Lather boat
    • Retired Massachusetts sea captain Thomas Lather lived in a fishing boat driven ashore in the cove (now filled in) east of the Customs House, and made a living catching and selling perch to Pictou residents. Other unusual characters of Peachie...
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    • Town Hall and Jail

    • Town Hall and Jail
    • Peachie Carroll locked some of his suspects into the Pictou town jail, situated in the lower floor of the first town hall, shown here about 1920. The cells were quite small and after the jaill closed in the late 1900s one of thcells was taken to...
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    • Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church

    • Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church
    • Peter Owen Carroll attended Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church where his funeral was held in 1933. The stained glass window, shown here, was covered in the 1940s and restored to view in the 1990s.
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    • Peter Owen Carrol station

    • Peter Owen Carrol station
    • Peachie Carroll, shown here when the first train arrived in Pictou, was head and shoulders over most other men with a legendary speed and strength when collaring criminals.
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