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'My name is Mike and I am a map addict. There, it's said.'Mike Parker, presenter of Radio 4's On the Map, celebrates the richness of all things maps in this fantastic, critically-acclaimed read.Have you ever got through an entire day without referring to some…

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Hunting, fishing and woodsmanship are inscribed in North American culture. Once the survival skills of the Mi'kmaq people, they became recreational pastimes for British officers arriving in Nova Scotia in the nineteenth century. The native people became…
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There is an aura that cloaks islands in mystique and stirs the imagination. Nova Scotia would be an island if not for a narrow isthmus linking Canada's second smallest province to New Brunswick. The ocean waters surrounding Nova Scotia have proportionally more…
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Unspoiled woods and waters, abundant game and legendary guides were the cornerstones upon which early tourism was built in Nova Scotia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many entertaining and informative accounts were written by visiting…
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Gold Rush Ghost Towns of Nova Scotia tells the fascinating stories of abandoned communities, not haunted buildings and paranormal encounters, although the occasional resident spirit does make an appearance. Ghost towns generally begin as industry-based…

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Lumbering in Nova Scotia has a long and storied history, dating back nearly for centuries. A rich resource and lose to world markets, lumbering has played an important role in the development of the province, employing thousands of men and woman over the years.…
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In Nebooktook , Mike Parker once again pays homage to our wilderness heritage and those who, in days gone by, revelled in a life in the woods. In today's world, primitive wilderness places are more "visionary" than "actual. " The call of the loon is being…

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Stonehenge stands as an enduring link to our prehistoric ancestors, yet the secrets it has guarded for thousands of years have long eluded us. Until now, the millions of enthusiasts who flock to the iconic site have made do with mere speculation-about…
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Bear River photographer Ralph Nelson Harris captured the village's waning days of sail and lumber through his camera lens in the early 1900s. Drawing upon hundreds of recently discovered Ralph Harris images, historian and author Mike Parker puts a newfound face…
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Historic Lunenburg brings together a host of images celebrating Lunenburg's proud sailing heritage and its history as a centre of fishing and marine culture, as well as its people, business, rich architectural traditions, and celebrated events. From Lunenburg's…

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Historic Dartmouth

by Mike Parker

|January 10, 1998

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Mike Parker was born in Digby County and grew up with the guiding and lumbering traditions of southwestern Nova Scotia. Early in his career, Mike acquired a keen interest in the stories and the lore of the woodsman and the wilderness. The author of numerous books…