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Encyclopedia > Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
Main Street Parrsboro
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Parrsboro is a town located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada, at 45.40N, 64.77W. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1950x1389, 501 KB) Main street of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1950x1389, 501 KB) Main street of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. ... Cumberland County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ...

The town had a population of 1,529 in 2001. It is known for its Ship's Company Theatre productions and the Fundy Geological Museum. Running from 1926 to 1977, the MV Kipawo was the oldest continually operating ferry in Canada. ... The Fundy Geological Museum is a geological museum in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada. ...

The first settlement was by the Acadians in the 17th century. After they were forced out in 1755, they were replaced by settlers from New England. The name Parrsboro, after Gov. John Parr, was applied in 1784, and the town was incorporated in 1889. Acadians are the original French settlers of parts of the northeastern region of North America comprising what is now the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... The Great Upheaval (le Grand Dérangement), also known as the Great Expulsion or the Acadian Expulsion, is the eviction of the Acadian population from Nova Scotia between 1755 and 1763, ordered by governor Charles Lawrence and the Nova Scotia Council. ... 1755 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The states marked in red show New England. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

The Springhill and Parrsboro Railway began service to the town from the coal mining town of Springhill on July 1, 1877; Parrsboro became a coal shipping port for the Springhill mines. The railway to Parrsboro was abandoned following the 1958 Springhill Mining Disaster. Springhill is a small Canadian town in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. ... The Springhill mining disaster is the term often used to refer to three separate Canadian mining disasters which occurred in 1891, 1956, and 1958 in different mines within the Springhill coal field, in close proximity to the town of Springhill in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. ...

Throughout the late 19th century and first 4 decades of the 20th century, Parrsboro saw daily ferry service across the Minas Basin to the Annapolis Valley ports of Kingsport and Wolfville. The 13th and final vessel in this service, operated by the Dominion Atlantic Railway, was the MV Kipawo, which is now permanently beached at Parrsboro and incorporated into the Ship's Company Theatre performance centre. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The Pride of Rotterdam, One of the P&O Ferriess Flagships operating the Hull-Rotterdam Route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services. ... Minas Basin is the eastern arm of the Bay of Fundy. ... Annapolis Valley is a valley in western Nova Scotia, formed by a trough between two parallel mountain ranges along the shore of the Bay of Fundy. ... Wolfville, formerly known as Mud Creek, is a small town in the rural Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada, located about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. ... The Dominion Atlantic Railway (DAR) was a historic Canadian railway which ran in the northwestern part of Nova Scotia, primarily through an agricultural district known as the Annapolis Valley. ... MV Kipawo is a historic Canadian passenger and freight ferry. ...

Town Features

Parrsboro is known for its Theatre Productions, its fossil and rockhounding attractions, and its high tides, but there are other places around the town worth looking at. The local churches are rich with town history, and welcome all visitors, and the local library has many records of life in Parrsboro, past and present.

New Development

Recently, Parrsboro was announced as the new base for Headz Gamez International, a board game production company becoming popular on the market. In a few years, HGI wants to be third in the world(behind Milton Bradley and Hasbro) in board games. Factory production had been planned to begin sometime in late 2007, however Headz Gamez canceled the project in December 2006 following a change in management [1].

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Nova Scotia: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (4645 words)
Nova Scotia was granted a supreme court in 1754 with the appointment of Jonathan Belcher and a Legislative Assembly in 1758.
Nova Scotia was the first colony in British North America and in the British Empire to achieve responsible government in January-February 1848 and become self-governing through the efforts of Joseph Howe.
Nova Scotia is the seventh most populated province in Canada with an estimated 936,988 residents as of January 1, 2006.
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