Nova Scotia Place Names by David ScottNova Scotia Place Names by David Scott

Nova Scotia Place Names

byDavid Scott

Paperback | July 9, 2015

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Washabuck is not a place to launder money; Ecum Secum is not a children's game; Joggins has nothing to do with anything athletic.

They are just some of the 1,421 Nova Scotia place names whose origins, where they are known, are explained in this book. The history of each name is succinctly chronicled with an emphasis on events past and current that are historically significant, offbeat, or humorous. This quirky and informative guide also contains a treasure trove of the province's little-known facts and occurrences and 95 mini-biographies of famous, infamous, and not-so-famous-but-still-very-interesting Nova Scotians, folks who achieved something outstandingly positive, or negative, during their lifetimes.

David E. Scott was educated in Quebec, New Brunswick, and Ontario. He worked for newspapers in the US and Canada as a reporter-photographer-editor, bureau chief for Canadian Press and was owner-publisher of two Ontario newspapers. Assignments took him to more than one hundred countries. He owned a bar-restaurant-disco in the co-princip...
Title:Nova Scotia Place NamesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:July 9, 2015Publisher:Nimbus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771083182

ISBN - 13:9781771083188

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