This picture was brought to our attention by Murdoch Burton of Bay St Lawrence.
Since it was on another web site, I asked for, and was given permission, by Lois K. Yorke--Manager, Public Services, NOVA SCOTIA ARCHIVES & RECORDS MANAGEMENT. to use the picture on our web site--only.---Thanks very much Lois.
Please do not copy. The picture is believed to be taken about 1920
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This road sign was at Stewart United Church.
This was the main road between Port Hastings and Baddeck, before the TCH.
Micmac - for Whycocomagh
Much of this information is from the book - "The History of Inverness Couinty"
by J.L. MacDougall
"The first settler to come to that part of the district of Whycocomagh whereon the village is built was JOHN MacKINNON of TYREE,SCOTLAND, who came in the spring of 1821. He was the progenitor of the Whycocomagh MacKinnons and took up 400 acres of land, a goodly portion of which is now covered by the village. He was married in Scotland to ELIZABETH MacLEAN, also a native of Tryee, with issue: Allen, Hugh, Peter, Sandy, Neil, Flora, Katie, Effie and Ann."
"The second settler in the neighborhood of the village was DONALD MacDONALD. He came here fromNORTH UIST, SCOTLAND in the early summer of 1827.He landed at North Sydney in July,accompanied by his widowed mother, three younger brothers and a sister, namely: Angus, Alexander, Allan and Margaret. On their arrival in North Sydney, Donald bought a large boat and proceeded up the Bras d'Or lakes looking for a desirable place to locate to. No place appealed to him till he reached Whycocomagh and bought a farm from an Irishman at the foot of Salt Mountain.On this farm was raised one of the remarkable families of Inverness County. Three members of that family were the late Peter MacDonald, merchant, of Whycocomagh; the late Honorable James MacDonald, merchant of West Bay; and R.J. MacDonald, merchant of Port Hood. They were sons of Donald MacDonald above noted. It is doubtful that any three brothers in any rural district in Nova Scotia, commencing life without much experience or capital, ever scored the commercial success achieved severally by these three brothers, Peter, James and Ronald J. All three had good character and judgement, and a perfect genius for business. The other brothers of Donald MacDonald branched out into other places. Our information is that some, if not all, of them went to Upper Canada.
Near the bottom of this page will be found parts of the history of Whycocomagh,CBI.