Famous people of Nova Scotia

NOVA SCOTIA facts

-Nova Scotia is among the leading producers of gypsum in the world. Gypsum is used in the manufacture of wallboard.
-Apples, blueberries, pears and strawberries are grown in the Annapolis Valley.

PEOPLE and PLACES

-Anne Murray, a singer and songwriter from Springhill, has many gold singles.
-Singer Rita MacNeil and musician Ashley MacIssac are from Nova Scotia.
-Marconi sent the first official west-to-east wireless ( radio) message across the Atlantic Ocean from Table Head,
Cape Breton Island in 1902.
-A. Gesner made kerosene in the 1850s. The kerosene was burned in lamps and lanterns. He is known as the Father of the
Petroleum Industry.
-Thomas Haliburton was a famous writer who wrote books about a character named Sam Slick.
-Joshua Slocum was the first to sail alone around the world in the 1890s.
-In the 1920s and 1930s the Bluenose schooner was famous for winning international races.

-Nova Scotia is called "Canada's ocean playground"
-Fishing villages and lighthouses along the coastline attract tourists.
-Peggy's Cove is a well-known fishing village with a lighthouse.
-The Citadel is a fort built (1856) on a hill overlooking Halifax harbour.
-Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site (Cape Breton Island) has a museum displaying his inventions.
He is the inventor of the telephone.
-The Fortress of Louisbourg (Cape Breton Island) is the largest reconstructed 18th-century French fortified town in
North America.
-Bras d'Or lake (Cape Breton Island) is a saltwater lake that is a nesting site of the endangered bald eagle.

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