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    • 1940s beach attire

    • 1940s beach attire
    • 1940s beach attire included necklace, bracelets, and beach shoes. Fashion cycles continue to repeat!
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    • Waterfront activity 1959

    • Waterfront activity 1959
    • 1959 waterfront activity included the MV King Alexander taking on a timber cargo, the Acadia berthed at the wharf, and a maze of railway tracks.
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    • Rufus Rafuse's Restaurant fire

    • Rufus Rafuse's Restaurant fire
    • A February, 1975, fire destroyed Rufus Rafuse's restaurant at the corner of Water and Market streets, now the site of the justice complex.
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    • Archie's Fina

    • Archie's Fina
    • A floatplane stopped at the shore below Archie's Fina soon after the MacDonalds took over the gas station, and the pilot pitched the gas cans up over the bank to Jean and Archie, 29, who were sitting on the the Liar's Bench.
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    • Ada S. MacDonald

    • Ada S. MacDonald
    • Ada S. MacDonald taught three grades and was also principal at the West End School.
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    • Pete and Pie MacNeil

    • Pete and Pie MacNeil
    • Both little boys and girls wore long stockings, like those worn by Pete MacNeil, as he clutched his brother Pie's sweater while they played behind the Advocate's George Street office in the 1930s.
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    • So-called Pictou Mafia

    • So-called Pictou Mafia
    • Caps and double-breasted topcoats were all the rage for the so-called Pictou Mafia. Newton Bowen on the front row right pose with Nathan MacPhail and his brother along with the Peterson brothers.
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    • Stella Maris Roman Catholic religious ceremony

    • Stella Maris Roman Catholic religious ceremony
    • Children lined up on Denoon Street for a religious ceremony at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church. Non-Catholics also had a reason to visit the convent, to buy five-cent candy apples.
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    • Diane Lewis 1957

    • Diane Lewis 1957
    • Cinch belts, cotton skirts, crinolines, and flats, like the fashions modelled by Diane Lewis on Church Street, were high style in 1957.
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    • Frank Salter

    • Frank Salter
    • Constable Frank Salter, Pictou's second last town constable, standing at corner of Denoon and Welsford Streets. 1971
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    • Crib players

    • Crib players
    • Crib players at the Ship Hector tavern included, from the left, Laurie Burbidge, Ross MacPherson, Sax Sarson, Jerry Bent, Jackie Pidgeon, Gerald Slaunwhite
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    • Ferguson Industries ship launch

    • Ferguson Industries ship launch
    • Crowds gathered at Ferguson Industries for a ship's launch, including, here, Allan Ferguson, J.B. Ferguson, Max Russell, Harold Russell, and Rev. John Roberts.
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    • Car stuck in deep snow

    • Car stuck in deep snow
    • Deep snow covered the crank on this Maple Leaf car stuck at Weaver Road, near present-day Proudfoot's Home Hardware.
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    • Babe Ruth at the Carnival

    • Babe Ruth at the Carnival
    • Don MacIsaac snapped this photo of Babe Ruth when he visited the 1936 carnival.
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    • Group of boys

    • Group of boys
    • Dougie Crowe, Gerald Casey, Joe Casey, Joe Chisholm, Harvey MacPhail, Leo Foley, Percy Steele, Todi Marks, and Will Elliot borrowed $1.75 from Jean Hemphill MacDonald at the M&M in June, 1955, and took it to Harry Nocton's to buy a 25-cent hat...
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    • Douglas Murray

    • Douglas Murray
    • Douglas Murray, riding his horse in this 1930's photo, continued to be a favourite in the carnival parades throughout the years.
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    • W.T. Fergusson Drug Store employees

    • W.T. Fergusson Drug Store employees
    • Duncan Murray danced up a storm at the Pictou Ex Dance hall, flanked by W.T. Fergusson Drug Store employees Robin Bingley, left, and Joyce Findlay. Employee Lincoln Nicholson never missed a Lobster Carnival. Mary MacLeod, left, and Pat MacDonald...
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    • King Neptune is Crowned

    • King Neptune is Crowned
    • Each of these admiring participants held a sea shell while King Neptune was crowned at one of the early Lobster Carnivals.
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