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January 25, 1933
January 25, 1956

January 25, 1933

Alden Nowlan was born in Stanley,Nova Scotia (d. 1983). He became recognized as one of Canada’s most popular twentieth-century poets. Also a journalist, dramatist and novelist, he once stated that “. . . if it hadn’t been for the Windsor public library, I might have ended up just working in the woods.” (By the age of sixteen he often hitchhiked to the library, where he began his lifelong passion for...
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January 25, 1956

Wallace R. MacAskill died. He was born in St. Peter’s, Cape Breton, in 1887. A prominent marine photographer (trained in New York in 1907), he moved to Halifax in 1915 and later opened his own business in 1929. He published Out of Halifax (1937) and Lure of the Sea (1951), and was a recipient of numerous international awards for his photographic achievements. A collection of over 4,599 of his images...
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Binding: Hardback, 192 pages
Publication Date: 13th October 2017
ISBN: 9781459504806 Price: $34.95
Format: 10in x 8in; 300+ colour images
400 Years in 365 Days gives readers a fun, trivia-filled record which reflects the communities and peoples of Nova Scotia spanning the past 400+ years. Illustrating the entries are 300+ visuals including full colour paintings, drawings, photos, and archival objects. This informative and entertaining volume is a great reference book and a great gift for anyone interested in Nova Scotias colourful past and lively present

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LEO J. DEVEAU is an independent librarian-researcher-writer focused on Nova Scotia. On the 150th anniversary of Confederation Leo decided to update, revise and extend Shirley Elliott’s 1979 Nova Scotia Book of Days, resulting in his book 400 Years in 365 Days.