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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H5L_south-african-war-monument_Halifax-Nova-Scotia.html
Erected by the people of Nova Scotia in honor of those who served and in memory of those who fell in the South African Campaign 1898 - 1902
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H5K_province-house_Halifax-Nova-Scotia.html
English Province House is an architectural monument and the setting for signifiant events in Canadian political life. Begun in 1811 and opened in 1819 as the seat of government for Nova Scotia, it is one of the finest Palladian-style buildings in …
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…
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