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    • Sam Wong

    • Sam Wong
    • Sam Wong immigrated to Pictou in 1903. He began his own Chinese laundry in 1910 located on the south side of Front Street. He later opened the England Café Restaurant in the St. Julien Hotel on Water Street in 1920.
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    • Capitol Theatre

    • Capitol Theatre
    • Capitol Theatre on Water Street.
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    • Seaforth Property Home 1949

    • Seaforth Property Home 1949
    • In 1798 William Lowden of Pictou launched the "Harriet", the largest and finest ship built in the province, to that time. His son, David, built this home at Braeshore in 1803. The property is known as Seaforth.
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    • Rudolph Grohmann

    • Rudolph Grohmann
    • Rudolph Grohmann, master knife maker, started his business Grohmann Knives Ltd. in a small building in his back yard. He sharpened lawn mower blades as well.
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    • Magee's Pea Factory

    • Magee's Pea Factory
    • Remember Magee's Pea Factory? Every kid grabbed handfuls of peas from the trucks that brought the crops from nearby farms.
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    • Marine Hospital

    • Marine Hospital
    • The Marine Hospital was built in 1880 on the site later occupied by the Sutherland Memorial Hospital. The one storey building was built of brick and wood with a low verandah running full length facing Beeches Road. The centre was a two storey...
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    • Henderson Shoe Store 1950

    • Henderson Shoe Store 1950
    • Henderson Shoe Store: Do you remember looking at your feet in the x-ray machine to see if your new shoes fit properly?
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    • 80s Lobster Traps Caribou

    • 80s Lobster Traps Caribou
    • Changes in lobster fishing over the years are captured in this Roland H. Sherwood photo. All the traps are made from wood.
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    • Pictou 78th Highlanders 1923

    • Pictou 78th Highlanders 1923
    • In 1923 the Pictou 78th Highlanders marched up Water Street during the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the landing of the Ship Hector.
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    • Town of Pictou Late 1800's

    • Town of Pictou Late 1800's
    • Town of Pictou from the Jitney Trail. Photo taken by William Munro in the late 1800s.
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    • Waterfront Fire 1959

    • Waterfront Fire 1959
    • 1959 Waterfront fire taken from the water with estimated $4,000,000 damage.
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    • Prefab Houses Being Moved by Barge

    • Prefab Houses Being Moved by Barge
    • Four hundred prefabs were built by Eastern Woodworkers to house the workmen and families that moved to Pictou to build the Park Ships at the shipyard. Several were moved to Trenton, New Glasgow and Stellarton by barge.
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    • Third Pictou Academy Fire 1938

    • Third Pictou Academy Fire 1938
    • The third Pictou Academy burned in 1938 due to a lightening strike. The present day Pictou Academy was built in 1940.
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    • Railway Yard and Customs House

    • Railway Yard and Customs House
    • Photo of the railway yard and Customs House taken by photographer Nathan D. Hammett in the late 1800s.
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    • Grohmann Knives Ltd. 1937

    • Grohmann Knives Ltd. 1937
    • Grohmann Knives Ltd. located in former liquor store on Water Street. 1973. l-r. Dana Wong, Brian Beck , Roli Babinec, unknown, unknown upstairs of building. Mike Babinec.
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    • Irving's Bus

    • Irving's Bus
    • Remember when Irving's Bus was the mode of travel from Pictou to New Glasgow? Lawrence Steele was the driver for many years.
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