Here is a bit of interesting info about Nova Scotia's old history, as reported by the press today. ---------------------- Photographer Sherman Hines, a (third?) cousin of mine, purchased his Nova Scotia home for just CA$15,000 in 1982. Now, a press report says that he and his wife are selling the restored 7-room home for CA$2 million. And he'd prefer that it be turned into a museum.
The home is a piece of history. Hines discovered that it was one of the oldest in Canada, having been built in 1699 by French missionaries. Hines told the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) it was the oldest building east of Quebec City. He said the now 313-year-old house was in disarray when he discovered it in 1982. After researching through historical maps, Hines realized the building had once been used by the French as a fortified church to protect them against British military forces. In the 30 years since purchasing the building, Hines has restored it to its former conditions and even used as much period furniture as possible.
Sherman Hines is one of Canada's most famous photographers and has published many works on the subject. There is a large museum dedicated to his story in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, which you can bring up with a simple search on his name. It is well worth a visit.