Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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Dartmouth is a former city and current community located in the Halifax Regional Municipality of Nova Scotia, Canada.wikipedia
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Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Dartmouth is a former city and current community located in the Halifax Regional Municipality of Nova Scotia, Canada. Father Le Loutre's War began when Edward Cornwallis arrived to establish Halifax with 13 transports on June 21, 1749.
The regional municipality consists of four former municipalities that were amalgamated in 1996: Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Halifax County.

Raid on Dartmouth (1751)

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During the early years, there were 8 Acadian and Miꞌkmaq raids on the new British settlement, such as the Raid on Dartmouth (1751).
The Raid on Dartmouth (also referred to as the Dartmouth Massacre) occurred during Father Le Loutre's War on May 13, 1751 when a Mi'kmaq and Acadian militia from Chignecto, under the command of Acadian Joseph Broussard, raided Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, destroying the town and killing twenty British villagers and wounding British regulars.

Dartmouth General Hospital

The Dartmouth General Hospital opened in 1976.
The Dartmouth General Hospital is an acute care hospital in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

A. Murray MacKay Bridge

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The A. Murray MacKay Bridge opened in 1970, furthering commercial and residential growth. A second bridge, the A. Murray MacKay Bridge was opened in 1970 and the Highway 111 Circumferential Highway was built around Dartmouth to Woodside at this time.
Murray MacKay Bridge''', known locally as "the new bridge", is a suspension bridge linking the Halifax Peninsula with Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and opened on July 10, 1970.

Dartmouth Marine Slips

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However, in the mid 19th century, it grew, first with the construction of the Shubenacadie Canal and more importantly with the rise of successful industrial firms such as the Dartmouth Marine Slips, the Starr Manufacturing Company, and the Stairs Ropeworks.
The Dartmouth Marine Slips was an historic shipyard and marine railway which operated in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia between 1859 and 2003.

Angus L. Macdonald Bridge

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In 1955, the town was permanently linked to Halifax by the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge which led to rapid suburban growth.
The bridge is one of two suspension bridges linking the Halifax Peninsula to Dartmouth in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Edward Cornwallis

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Father Le Loutre's War began when Edward Cornwallis arrived to establish Halifax with 13 transports on June 21, 1749.
Others favoured Dartmouth.

Queen Square (Dartmouth)

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Today, Dartmouth is home to the shopping district of Dartmouth Crossing, as well as federal government offices, many located in the Queen Square building on Alderney Drive.
Queen Square is an office building in downtown Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, part of the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Halifax Harbour

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Dartmouth is located on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour.
Vessels wishing to transit The Narrows between the outer harbour and Bedford Basin must travel one at a time; this rule was established after the disastrous Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917 when a collision between the French munitions ship and the Norwegian ship destroyed part of Halifax and Dartmouth.

History of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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To guard against Miꞌkmaq, Acadian and French attacks on the new Protestant settlements, British fortifications were erected in Halifax (1749), Dartmouth (1750), Bedford (Fort Sackville) (1751), Lunenburg (1753) and Lawrencetown (1754).
In nearby Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in the spring of 1759, there was another Mi'kmaq attack on Eastern Battery, in which five soldiers were killed.

Miꞌkmaq

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By unilaterally establishing Halifax, the British were violating earlier treaties with the Miꞌkmaq (1726), which were signed after Father Rale's War.
In 1863, the Starr Manufacturing Company in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia began to sell the Mic-Mac hockey sticks nationally and internationally.

Bedford Basin

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A railway trestle was built across Halifax Harbour in the late 19th century to bring rail service to Dartmouth however it was destroyed by a storm, requiring the present railway connection built around Bedford Basin.
Bedford on the northwestern corner takes its name from the basin, while Dartmouth sits on its eastern shore and Rockingham occupies the majority of the western shore.

Quaker Whaler House

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The oldest structure in Dartmouth is the house of William Ray, a Quaker and cooper from Nantucket who moved to Dartmouth in 1785-86 as a whaler.
The Quaker Whaler House is the oldest building in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (1785).

Burnside, Nova Scotia

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Burnside is a Canadian urban neighbourhood located along the northeast shore of Bedford Basin of the Halifax Regional Municipality in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Albro Lake, Nova Scotia

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Albro Lake is a neighbourhood in the north end of the community of Dartmouth in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality.

Nova Scotia Highway 111

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A second bridge, the A. Murray MacKay Bridge was opened in 1970 and the Highway 111 Circumferential Highway was built around Dartmouth to Woodside at this time.
Highway 111 varies from 4-12 lanes and is known colloquially as the Circumferential Highway, or, more recently, "the Circ", because it forms a partial orbital road around Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Crossing

Dartmouth Crossing is a commercial real estate development in Dartmouth, a part of Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Downtown Dartmouth

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Downtown Dartmouth is the main business, banking and government office core of Dartmouth in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Shubenacadie Canal

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However, in the mid 19th century, it grew, first with the construction of the Shubenacadie Canal and more importantly with the rise of successful industrial firms such as the Dartmouth Marine Slips, the Starr Manufacturing Company, and the Stairs Ropeworks.
In recent decades, citizens of Dartmouth sought to restore portions of the canal's portage route between the lakes running from Halifax Harbour to Shubenacadie Grand Lake for pleasure boaters.

Brightwood, Nova Scotia

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Brightwood is a neighbourhood in Dartmouth, and part of District 9 of the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Crichton Park, Nova Scotia

Crichton Park
Crichton Park is a mostly residential neighbourhood in the Dartmouth area of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia.

Bel Ayr Park, Nova Scotia

Bel Ayr Park
Bel Ayr Park is a mostly residential neighbourhood in the Dartmouth community of Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Highfield Park, Nova Scotia

Highfield Park
Highfield Park is a neighborhood located in the north end of the community of Dartmouth in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality.

Manor Park, Nova Scotia

Manor Park
Manor Park is a neighbourhood of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.