Photographs of
New Minas
Historic Signs

St. Antoine
1682


Kings County
Nova Scotia

Located beside Highway One, at the village boundaries

GPS location, West sign:   45°04'19"N   64°28'35"W
GPS location, East sign:   45°04'33"N   64°25'10"W




New Minas: Historic signs, St. Antoine 1682
Sign at the western boundary of New Minas

Photographed on 28 October 2005



New Minas: Historic signs, St. Antoine 1682
Sign at the western boundary of New Minas, looking eastward along Highway One

Photographed on 28 October 2005






New Minas: Historic signs, St. Antoine 1682
Identical sign at the eastern boundary of New Minas, looking westward along Highway One

Photographed on 9 November 2005



The Acadian hamlet was situated between present-day
Jones and Cornwallis streets, close to the railway.





Link to Relevant Website

History of New Minas
...The origin of the Village of New Minas and the much larger,
former district "Minas" is wrapped in the colorful era of
Acadian History.  In 1604, Samuel de Champlain and DeMonte (sic)
sailed into Minas Basin on an expedition from Port Royal.
They found copper at Cape D'Ore (sic) and limestone and
semi-precious stones along the shore.  With intention
to mine the minerals, the name "les mines" was given the area...
    http://newminas.com/Web/history.html







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
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Bridgetown war memorial Bridgetown war memorial Bridgetown
    /annapco/bridgetownm.html


Memorial: Commonwealth Air Training Plan Memorial: Commonwealth Air Training Plan, 1940-1945 Middleton
    /annapco/bcatpww2.html


Kingston: Commonwealth Air Training Plan memorial Commonwealth Air Training Plan memorial, 1940-1945 Kingston
    /kingsco/bcatprc.html


Kentville Legion war memorial Kentville Legion war memorial Kentville
    /kingsco/kentlegion.html


Kentville Park war memorial Kentville Park war memorial Kentville
    /kingsco/kentmem.html


North Mountain airplane crash memorial North Mountain airplane crash memorial Brow of Mountain
    /kingsco/browmtn.html


Wolfville war memorial Wolfville war memorial Wolfville
    /kingsco/wolfmem.html


Acadia U. Memorial Gym Acadia U. Memorial Gym Wolfville
    /kingsco/acadiamemgym.html


Canning war memorial Canning war memorial Canning
    /kingsco/cannmem.html


Harold Borden monument Harold Borden monument, 1900 Canning
    /kingsco/borden_h.html


Bloody Creek monument Monument: Bloody Creek 1757 Bloody Creek
    /annapco/bloodycrk.html


1849 Nova Scotia Pony Express monument Victoria Beach
    /annapco/ponyexmon.html



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Go To:   History of Railway Companies in Nova Scotia
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Go To:   History of Electric Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://alts.net/ns1625/electric.html

Go To:   History of Automobiles in Nova Scotia
    http://alts.net/ns1625/automobiles.html

Go To:   History of Telephone Companies in Nova Scotia
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First uploaded to the WWW:   2005 November 06
New photograph installed:   2005 November 09
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