Amherst, Nova Scotia

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Amherst is a town in northwestern Nova Scotia, Canada.wikipedia
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Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst

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According to Dr. Graham P. Hennessey, "The Micmac name was Nemcheboogwek meaning 'going up rising ground', in reference to the higher land to the east of the Tantramar Marshes. The Acadians who settled here as early as 1672 called the village Les Planches. The village was later renamed Amherst by Colonel Joseph Morse in honour of Lord Amherst, the commander-in-chief of the British Army in North America during the Seven Years' War."
The town of Amherst, Nova Scotia is also considering renaming in light of recent movements by liberals to reconsider the naming of "towns, streets and monuments that celebrate past war heroes whom, seen through today's ethical lens are not people who behaved in ways that we respect today," as is the town of Amherstburg, Ontario.

Cape Jourimain

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It is 60 km southwest of the New Brunswick abutment of the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island at Cape Jourimain.
After the British defeated the French in the mid-1700s, settlers from New England began re-establishing the areas of Sackville, Cumberland, and Amherst, later moving out towards Bayfield and the Jourimain Islands around the beginning of the 19th Century.

Tantramar Marshes

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Amherst is situated on the eastern boundary of the Tantramar Marshes 3 km east of the interprovincial border with New Brunswick and 65 km southeast of the city of Moncton.
Communities on or bordering the marshes include, in New Brunswick: Aulac and Sackville, and on the Nova Scotia side: Amherst, and Fort Lawrence.

Great Amherst Mystery

Amherst gained brief notoriety in the late 19th century as the location of alleged poltergeist phenomena afflicting Amherst resident Esther Cox in 1878 and 1879, which became known as the Great Amherst Mystery after the publication of a popular book on the affair.
The Great Amherst Mystery was a notorious case of reported poltergeist activity in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada between 1878 and 1879.

Thomas Reuben Black

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Many notable residents have lived in this district, including Tupper, Senator Thomas R. Black, the Barker Family, the Lamy Family, the Pugsley Family and Mary (Molly) Simmons Critchley.
Thomas Reuben Black (16 October 1832 – 14 September 1905) was a Canadian politician, senator and farmer from Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Robb Engineering

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The eventual closure of companies such as Robb Engineering & Manufacturing (purchased by Canada Car and Foundry and then closed) and Amherst Pianos, among others led to a resignation of lost dreams as the town was overtaken by other newer manufacturing centres in central Canada during the 20th century.
Robb Engineering was a metals manufacturer that was located in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada in the early 1900s.

Bay of Fundy

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Amherst is located at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin, an arm of the Bay of Fundy, at 22 km south of the Northumberland Strait.
Other settlements include, in New Brunswick, St. Andrews, Blacks Harbour, St. Martins and Sackville, and in Nova Scotia Amherst, Parrsboro, Truro, Windsor, Wolfville, Annapolis Royal, and Digby.

Nova Scotia

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A prisoner-of-war and enemy alien camp was set up at Malleable Iron Foundry in Amherst from April 1915 to September 1919, and Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was incarcerated there for one month after he was arrested in Halifax, Nova Scotia in April 1917.

Jonathan McCully

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An indication of the town's importance in Canadian history is seen with its four Fathers of Confederation: Edward B. Chandler, Robert B. Dickey, Jonathan McCully, and Sir Charles Tupper.
He was called to the Nova Scotia bar in 1837, and set up his practice in Amherst.

Canadian Car and Foundry

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The eventual closure of companies such as Robb Engineering & Manufacturing (purchased by Canada Car and Foundry and then closed) and Amherst Pianos, among others led to a resignation of lost dreams as the town was overtaken by other newer manufacturing centres in central Canada during the 20th century.

Amherst Ramblers

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Amherst is home of the Amherst Ramblers, a Junior A Hockey League team from the Maritime Hockey League.
The Amherst Ramblers are a Junior A Hockey League team based in Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Intercolonial Railway

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Amherst experienced unprecedented industrialization in the late 1870s after the Intercolonial Railway of Canada constructed its main line from Halifax to Quebec through the town in 1872.

Robert Coates (politician)

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Coates was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, the son of a cattle buyer.

Alex Colville

David Alexander Colville
Born in 1920 in Toronto, Ontario, Colville moved with his family at age seven to St. Catharines, and then to Amherst, Nova Scotia in 1929.

Edward Barron Chandler

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An indication of the town's importance in Canadian history is seen with its four Fathers of Confederation: Edward B. Chandler, Robert B. Dickey, Jonathan McCully, and Sir Charles Tupper.
Chandler was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia and moved to New Brunswick to study law.

Feist (singer)

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Leslie Feist was born on 13 February 1976 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Willard Boyle

Willard S. Boyle
Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, on August 19, 1924, Boyle was the son of a medical doctor and moved to Quebec with his father and mother Bernice when he was less than two.

Rocky Johnson

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Rocky Johnson was born Wayde Douglas Bowles in Amherst, Nova Scotia, where he was raised, the fourth of five sons of Lillian (née Gay) and James Henry Bowles (1888–1967).

East Amherst, Nova Scotia

East Amherst
During the late 19th century, local industrialists and entrepreneurs constructed many fine Victorian and Edwardian homes along Victoria Street East, leading toward the farming hamlet of East Amherst.
East Amherst is a Canadian rural community located in northwestern Cumberland County, Nova Scotia near the border with New Brunswick, located on Trunk 6, immediately east of the Town of Amherst's municipal boundary.

George Barton Cutten

Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, the son of a stipendiary magistrate, he was uncertain about what path his life should take.

Charles Tupper

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An indication of the town's importance in Canadian history is seen with its four Fathers of Confederation: Edward B. Chandler, Robert B. Dickey, Jonathan McCully, and Sir Charles Tupper.
Tupper was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia to the Rev. Charles Tupper and Miriam Lockhart.

Sobeys

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The town has several national retailers including Walmart, Sobeys, Atlantic Superstore, Canadian Tire, Kent Building Supplies, Giant Tiger and Dollarama in addition to fast food restaurants and auto dealerships.