Overview

Windsor, Nova Scotia

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Windsor Nova Scotia c.1800

Windsor, Nova Scotia is a small town on Canada’s east coast. It is referred to as The Little Town of Big Firsts because of the several things that occurred there before any place else in the country, as the Canadian nation developed.

Inhabited originally by native Mi’kmaq, it was settled by the French Acadians in 1684, making it one of the oldest settlements on the American Continent. Home to the oldest running Agricultural Fair in North America (The Country Fair) – 1765, Home of the Father of American Humor, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, -1796, and his fictional character ‘Sam Slick’- 1830, it is also the site of the first Stage Coach Line in the Maritime provinces -1816, the Longest Covered Bridge in Nova Scotia – 1836, First Public Railway in the Maritime Provinces -1853, as well as the Birthplace of Ice Hockey – 1800.