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Nova Scotia's Historic Rivers

The Waterways That Shaped the Province

by Joan Dawson

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While Nova Scotia may be known as “Canada's Ocean Playground,” the tributaries and meandering streams that flow through the province have a significance that runs just as deeply.  In Nova Scotia's Historic Rivers, Joan Dawson takes us on an insightful expedition around the province. From the original portage routes of the Mi'kmaq, such as the Margaree and Shubenacadie Rivers; to shipbuilding, logging, and mill-based industries along the LaHave and Sackville Rivers; to the settlers and communities that flourished along their banks, Dawson demonstrates the myriad ways in which Nova Scotia's rivers have always been imperative to the sustenance and survival of the province.   Featuring over 50 archival and contemporary photographs and illustrations, Nova Scotia's Historic Rivers is a fascinating glimpse into the settlement an development of the province, and the ever-evolving rivers that continue to shape its landscape and culture.

About the Author
Joan Dawson is a fellow of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society and a member of the Lunenburg County Historical Society, the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society, and the Antiquarian Club of Halifax. She is the author of several books of Nova Scotia history, including Nova Scotia's Historic Rivers, Nova Scotia's Lost Highways, and The Mapmakers' Legacy, and has written many articles on maps and local history. Joan lives in Halifax.
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