With a history that dates back centuries, Nova Scotia’s South Shore is filled with a diverse and eclectic range of cultures from all over the world. It has produced some of Nova Scotia’s most famous personalities, such as writer Thomas H. Raddall, painter Maud Lewis, and actor Donald Sutherland, just to name a few. It is the birthplace of the Bluenose. It is the balsam fir Christmas tree capital of the world, and its picturesque coastline make it a popular location for film shoots, including for The Scarlet Letter, Pit Pony, and The Shipping News.
The region’s history, geography, and culture are presented here as fun and occasionally quirky factoids in the newest edition of the “Facts and Folklore” series. With a map and 20 images interspersed throughout, South Shore Facts and Folklore is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn more about the region.
Vernon Oickle is an international award winning journalist, editor and writer with 33 years experience working in newspapers. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Red Sky at Night and bestselling series, One Crow. Vernon and his wife Nancy have two sons, Kellen and Colby. He continues to reside in Liverpool where he was born and raised.