Bridgetown, Nova Scotia

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The Acadians, know for their dyke building, were drawn to the rich soils of the river’s tidal marshes. After the explusion of the Acadians in 1755 the newly formed Nova Scotia Government expropriated the lands. 200 land grants of 500 acres each were laid out Each one ran from the Annapolis River north to the Bay of Fundy. New England “planters” quickly grabbed these 800 to 1000 foot wide strips of land for agriculture.

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by : David Orkin is a new thoroughly updated edition of Bradt’s Nova Scotia remains the most comprehensive guide available to this increasingly popular region of eastern Canada.

– 1600’s Began as an Acadian settlement
– 1770 John Hicks began a ferry service
– 1803 when the first bridge was constructed
– 1821 town plan laid out
– 1821 Town of Bridgetown was created
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