Well known for its mining and manufacturing activities, New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville, and Trenton, share a fascinating history. First settled by the Mi’kmaq and Acadians, and later by a large influx of Scots, the area became an important hub supported by coal and steel industries that attracted people from all walks of life.
Author Monica Graham outlines the towns’ coal and steel industries, their businesses and institutions, and their best-known people and landmarks. With over 180 historical black and white images from the 1870s to 1940s, Historic New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville, and Trenton is an excellent addition to the Images of Our Past series.
About the author
Monica Graham is a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Halifax Chronicle Herald. A member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia and the Writers in the Schools program, she is the author of Bluenose, The Great Maritime Detective, and The Historic Town of Pictou. Monica lives near Pictou, Nova Scotia.