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Long Pond at Clifton

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Hale 1926
Denis 1934
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Long Pond at Clifton


King’s College View – 1829
by Thomas Chandler Haliburton

View from Clifton's back field looking toward "Chester Road" and the South Mountain
View from Clifton looking toward "Chester Road" and the South Mountain

(We include the following account of King’s College’s "View", written by Haliburton, here in the "Clifton" section because Haliburton so loved the situation of his Alma Mater that he purchased the land adjoining it in 1833 on which he built his home, Clifton Grove.)

… The situation of the College is extremely pleasant, and the most eligible that could be selected. It is about one mile from the town of Windsor, which is the most central point in the Province. The climate is peculiarly healthy; and it is remarkable that there never has occurred an instance of mortality among the Students since the first establishment of the institution. The buildings are erected upon an elevated spot, commanding in front a delightful view of the most improved and best cultivated parts of Nova-Scotia.. In the rear the scenery is equally fine, the landscape being much embellished by the meanderings of the Avon and St. Croix…

View from King's College Playing Field - 2003
View from King’s College Playing Field – 2003

Extract From
An Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia
In two volumes. Illustrated by a map of the province, and several engravings.
By Thomas C. Haliburton, Esq.
Barrister at Law and Member of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia
[originally] Printed and Published by Joseph Howe, Halifax 1829
Edition consulted – Candiana Reprint Series No. 51
Mika Publishing, Belleville, Ontario 1973
Volume 2, Pg 100…
Section III – Middle Division – The County of Hants – Windsor
HRL SG ADULT 971.6 H172 h 1973



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