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    • Maclellan family home

    • Maclellan family home
    • The Maclellan family residence on School Street is shown about 1929.
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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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    • Pictou Academy

    • Pictou Academy
    • Pictou Academy as seen from Cottage Street in winter.
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    • Pictou Academy

    • Pictou Academy
    • The A class at Pictou Academy arranged for this composite portrait to mark the school's 100th anniversary in 1916. Principal Robert Maclellan is shown at the top left corner. He relinquished his principalship in 1919.
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    • Pictou Academy Students

    • Pictou Academy Students
    • Maclellan sat with the third year Pictou Academy students for an 1892 photographic portrait. Cameras of the time called for subjects to hold a pose for 10 seconds, making them look stiff and serious.
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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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    • 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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    • Maclellan family

    • Maclellan family
    • Robert Gordon Maclellan and wife Martha Maria Fraser filled their home with childen, including the daughters of Martha's late sister Margaret Jane Mackenzie. Marna and Georgina Mackenzie moved in with their aunt when they were old enough to enter...
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    • Pictou Academy

    • Pictou Academy
    • The land surrounding Pictou Academy appears stark and bare in this photo of he school in winter, about 1898.
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    • Pictou Academy fire 1895

    • Pictou Academy fire 1895
    • This is one of the few known photos of the second Pictou Academy building, taken immediately after the 1895 fire that destroyed it. Lighting was suspected as the cause of the blaze.
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    • Maclellan family

    • Maclellan family
    • The MacLellans posed with members of their extended family on the steps of their home for this 1914 photo. In the back from the left are: Margaret Jane Mackenzie Maclellan, who was the wife of Robert's younger brother W. Maclellan as well as...
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    • Twitter Johnston

    • Twitter Johnston
    • The dapper Twitter Johnston joined the Cole Brothers Circus as a youth, becoming a top circus tumbler. He said in 1961 that his small size and quick movements earned him the nickname Twitter. He used the name when he performed in a...
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    • Haliburton Cemetery

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