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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H5J_fairview-lawn-cemetery_Halifax-Nova-Scotia.html
Established in 1893, this non-denominational burial ground was originally known as the Green Lawn Cemetery. In 1894, the Fairview Lawn Cemetery Ltd. took over management of the cemetery which it operated for 50 years. Unable to fulfill its commitm…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H5F_halifax-and-rms-titanic_Halifax-Nova-Scotia.html
EnglishHere, in Halifax, lie the remains of 150 victims of one of history most tragic maritime disasters. Just before midnight on 14 April 1912, the White Star liner RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. The majestic ship sank in le…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H4Q_halifax-waterfront-buildings_Halifax-Nova-Scotia.html
English From the founding of Halifax in 1749 until the early twentieth century, this portion of the waterfront was associated with men and events in the civic and commercial life of the city. These seven typical warehouses and offices, erected bet…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H4P_philippe-aubert-de-gaspe-fils_Halifax-Nova-Scotia.html
English Author of the first Canadian novel of French expression, L'influence du' livre (1837), written in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Philippe-Ignace-Fran├žoise Aubert de Gaspé was born in Quebec City on April 8th, 1814. He worked from 1840 unti…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H48_canadian-corps-of-commissionaires_Halifax-Nova-Scotia.html
The corps was formed in Nova Scotia and elsewhere across Canada in 1937, on the instigation of the Canadian Government, to find employment for worthy older veterans. Its organization was patterned along military lines of the British Corps of Commi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H3N_old-burying-ground_Halifax-Nova-Scotia.html
English The Old Burying Ground, which contains more than 1,200 head and footstones, constitutes a unique concentration of gravestone art. A rich variety of styles, poignant images and carving skill is reflected in these old stones. The winged skul…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H3M_the-old-burying-ground_Halifax-Nova-Scotia.html
English In this common burial ground lie many of the first citizens of Halifax, their descendants and men of the British Army and the Royal Navy who were stationed here. First opened in 1749, the year Halifax was founded, it was used until 1844. D…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H3L_carved-in-stone_Halifax-Nova-Scotia.html
English These gravestones were all carved by hand, using chisels and wooden mallets. Many of the old slate stones were quarried and carved around Massachusetts Bay, and shipped to Halifax before the American Revolution. By the 1770s local stone ca…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H2N_edmund-burke_Halifax-Nova-Scotia.html
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of Edmund Burke distinguished scholar, missionary pastor, and prelate, having served for sixteen years, he was elected as Bishop of Sion and first Vicar Apostolic of Nova Scotia on July 4, 1817. He opened the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H2K_the-welsford-parker-monument_Halifax-Nova-Scotia.html
EnglishThis monument was erected in 1860 in memory of Major A.F. Welsford and Captain W.B.C.A. Parker. These two Halifax men both perished during the Crimean War. In September of 1855 they participated in the assault on the Great Redan, part of th…
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