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    • Pictou Advocate staff 1893

    • Pictou Advocate staff 1893
    • The Advocate staff from 1893 stand in front of the Newspaper office on Water Street. The owner and editor, John D. MacDonald, stands second from left. The site is now the Press Room Pub parking lot.
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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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    • 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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    • Pictou Golf and Country Club 2005

    • Pictou Golf and Country Club 2005
    • In 2005, the garb is different, but the game and scenery hasn't changed much at the Pictou links.
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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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    • Grade Four Class

    • Grade Four Class
    • Ms. Patsy Landry's Grade 4 class 2005 - Kayla MacIsaac, Samantha Acorn, Kathleen MacCallum, Harmony Wilson, Austin Defazio, Brandon Scanlan, Samara Hartling, Ryan Carver-Rose, Jared Watt, Rodney MacPhail, Clinton MacNeil, Nick Tibert, Patrick...
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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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    • Grade One Class

    • Grade One Class
    • Grade 1 West Pictou October 11, 1900.
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    • Pictou Advocate

    • Pictou Advocate
    • The Pictou Advocate staff stand beside the George Street Office in the 1940s. Owner and editor, George Carson Murray, is second from the right.
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    • Front Street 1887

    • Front Street 1887
    • Judging by the decorations hanging in the windows, this photo, looking west along Front Street to Coleraine Street, may have been taken when Pictou's first passenger train arrived in 1887.
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    • Front Street 2005

    • Front Street 2005
    • In 2005, there are fewer buildings along Front Street, but much more traffic. The photographer couldn`t stand in the middle of the street for fear of being hit by a car.
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    • Customs House

    • Customs House
    • Today the Customs House is an inn with a good view of dockyard activity.
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    • Fire Station 1923

    • Fire Station 1923
    • The Fire Station in 1923 was situated on Church Street next to the Municipal Building, now H&R Block tax services, across from Market Square. It had a siren apparatus on the roof.
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    • Fire Station 2005

    • Fire Station 2005
    • In 2005, the Fire Station is further west on Church Street, on the site of the first Pictou Academy, but still holds some of the early fire-fighting equipment.
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    • High Street Hospital 1883

    • High Street Hospital 1883
    • The High Street Hospital, 1893, was located in four rooms of the home of Mrs. George Logan for $7 a month
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    • High Street

    • High Street
    • Pictou`s first hospital is now only an empty lot. Some original houses remain.
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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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    • 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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    • Final Passenger Train

    • Final Passenger Train
    • The town`s final passenger train chugged almost unnoticed out of town in 1985
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