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    • Norway Point 2005

    • Norway Point 2005
    • A 100 years later the tracks are gone and a paved walking trail takes its place, while the Oddfellows Nursing Home can be seen on the other side of the cove.
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    • Parade on Water Street

    • Parade on Water Street
    • A 1910 parade heads west along Water Street, past the theatre in the distance, Sheriff Harris' stone home, and numerous business enterprises.
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    • Water Street 1950s

    • Water Street 1950s
    • A 1950s photo of Water Street shows the commercial activity of the day.
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    • 2005 view of Water Street

    • 2005 view of Water Street
    • A 2005 shot from the same vantage point has a vacant lot and Stedman's V&S store where the hotel stood, but many of the other early buildings remain.
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    • Winter Snowfall

    • Winter Snowfall
    • A big winter snowfall in the 1930s meant a crew of men and shovels went to Hockins Corner to dig out the road.
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    • George Street

    • George Street
    • A century ago, the stone house on George Street the third building from the corner of Church Street, after a church and Kirkwood House.
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    • First Lobster Carnival

    • First Lobster Carnival
    • A giant crustacean cruised along Water Street during Pictou`s first Lobster Carnival in 1934.
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    • Clyde Payne's store

    • Clyde Payne's store
    • A group stands outside Clyde Payne's store about 1900.
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    • Lighthouse

    • Lighthouse
    • A lighthouse was built at the Pictou bar in 1834, and burned in 1904. It was replaced in 1904.
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    • Pictou Shipyard

    • Pictou Shipyard
    • A park ship slides down the ways at the Pictou Shipyard at the peak of wartime ship construction. The yard built 24 cargo ships between 1943 and 1945.
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    • Customs House

    • Customs House
    • A windmill and small hill were cleared away to build the Pictou Customs House in 1874. It was equipped by a tower and signal lights, later removed.
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    • Customs House

    • Customs House
    • A windmill and small hill were cleared away to build the Pictou Customs House in 1874. It was equipped with a tower and signal lights, later removed.
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    • Relics 2005

    • Relics 2005
    • Accompanied by staff members Derek Smith and Terry MacArthur, Sandy Mackay stands with his arms folded on the steps of his business, Relics, in 2005. Nova Scotia liquor laws have changed and women are now permitted to enter bars, and even servce...
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    • The Red Onion

    • The Red Onion
    • Accompanied by unknown staff and/or friends, William Ditto Dalton, stands with his arms folded on the steps of his business, The Red Onion, in the 1890s. To run a liquor establishment in those days involved some ingenuity in finding loopholes in...
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    • Norway Point 1905

    • Norway Point 1905
    • An abandoned boat sits at low tide next to the railway running along the cove east of Norway Point about 1905
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    • Church and Water Streets

    • Church and Water Streets
    • Around 1900s, the western ends of Church and Water Streets met here, where a trough supplied water to weary horses.
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    • Brown's Warehouse

    • Brown's Warehouse
    • Brown's Warehouse, the tall building beyond Carson and Sons sash and door factory, was the 1916 headquarters for Canada's first and only all-black battalion, the No. 2 Construction Battalion. Prior to that the building housed the 106th Battalion,...
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    • Hockin's Corner

    • Hockin's Corner
    • By 2005, Hockin`s Corner is the site of the Pictou Rotary and the surrounding business area. A large snowfall now brings out the truck-mounted snowplows, which pushed the snow off Sobey`s parking lot into a big pile beisde the war place monument.
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    • Water Street Rink 1937

    • Water Street Rink 1937
    • Don MacIsaac took this photo of the rink on Water Street while it was under construction in 1937. It was torn down in the 1970s when the Hector Arena opened at the Exhibition grounds.
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    • Giant Lobster

    • Giant Lobster
    • Erica and Samantha MacKenzie entered this giant in the 2005 Pictou Lobster Carnival children's parade, shown here in the same spot as the 1934 model.
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