Thank you Joan!

The Victoria Standard - - Commentary - Henry Mug­gah Bad­deck, NS

I want to pub­li­cally ac­knowl­edge and per­son­ally thank Joan Macinnes for her back­ground ti­tle search­ing of our older home at 102 Wa­ter Street in the Vil­lage. Joan spent many hours, on sev­eral oc­ca­sions to pro­duce a thor­ough dossier of pre­vi­ous own­ers dat­ing back to the orig­i­nal crown grant to John Duf­fus in the early 1800's. Ul­ti­mately, it ap­pears that our cot­tage home was owned and per­haps con­structed by John E. and Mar­ion Camp­bell, circa 1855. He was said to have been a mer­chant. His wife's maiden name was Kid­ston.

As a re­sult of this re­search we felt con­fi­dent enough to place a small com­mem­o­ra­tive plaque on the house to honour and to in­form oth­ers of this piece of his­tory. Hav­ing lived and vis­ited in other his­toric com­mu­ni­ties, many no older than our Bad­deck, it struck us that such recog­ni­tion of one's his­tory is a valu­able ad­di­tion to not just the knowl­edge of the tourist but also for the con­tin­u­ing in­for­ma­tion and valu­ing of ones own com­mu­nity. Lunen­burg or Guys­bor­ough towns come to mind as ex­am­ples of such sig­nage.the cost was a com­bi­na­tion of the hours of time needed to ver­ify the his­tory and the small sum of less than $45. for the 7 by 11 in. vinyl sign pro­duced in Cheti­camp.

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