Friday, February 26, 2021
Around the time of the American War of Independence there were those who maintained their loyalty to Great Britain and did not support a violent revolution. These “Tories” also referred to as Loyalists found themselves in a...
In studying the history of a village, town or county, it is those individuals who had an impact on the life of their time who receive the recognition – and rightfully so. Successful entrepreneurs...
Edwards, Burton, Dobson, Maugher: these surnames are familiar to this area, and are most certainly British, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish. These people, like other ethnic groups, came to the New World and established the foundation of a...
If we resume our journey east along what is now Veteran’s Memorial Drive, there is no habitation until we arrive at the intersection of Arichat-Petit de Grat and the home of Albert Edwards. But...
Arichat is the oldest parish in the Diocese of Antigonish. This is the seventh installment recounting its history. In 1872 Father John Cameron was serving his ninth year as rector of the diocesan cathedral...
In studying the history of a village, town or county it is those individuals who had an impact on the life of their time who receive the recognition – and rightfully so. Successful entrepreneurs...
As early as 1824 a functioning school existed in Arichat. By 1834, the school faced insurmountable financial difficulties and as a result, the creditors, primarily John Tyrrell, a prominent Arichat merchant, foreclosed on the property, but, instead...
The history of municipal government in Richmond County does not necessarily begin in 1879 when the county was incorporated. Pre-1820, committees were convened each spring and fall to provide local government. In 1820, the...
The history of municipal government in Richmond County does not necessarily begin in 1879 when the county was incorporated. Pre-1820, committees were convened each spring and fall to provide local government. In 1820 the...
The history of municipal government in Richmond County does not necessarily begin in 1879 when the county was incorporated. Pre-1820, committees were convened each spring and fall to provide local government. In 1820, the...




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