The story of Nova Scotia's Pictou County is one of colourful individuals, dramatic events and impressive achievements.
In this book, author Judith Hoegg Ryan presents a richly illustrated history from pre-settlement days, through the arrival of the Scots and other settlers, to the present. Her account of the County's social and industrial history is illustrated with postcards, photographs and memorabilia presenting a vivid portrait of the region's past and present.
The Birthplace of New Scotland is a visually appealing account of the history of one of Nova Scotia's most vibrant and distinctive regions.
About the author
JUDITH HOEGG RYAN is a historian, and the author of Mining. She has written several studies on Nova Scotia industries for the Nova Scotia Museum. She is a native of Pictou County and the daughter of a retired coal miner.
"This is a great idea brilliantly executed."
"Historian and author Judith Hoegg Ryan, a native of Stellarton, paints a colorful picture of Pictou County's past in The Birthplace of New Scotland."