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Windsor, NS, After the Fire of 17 October, 1897

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Many Nova Scotian communities have experience at least one devastating fire in their history. “The Great Fire of 1897" occurred in Windsor on Sunday, 17 October.

A strong northwesterly gale of almost hurricane force unfortunately aided the fire. Cinders fell as far away as Shubenacadie and smoke was visible seventy miles away.

Date: 17 October 1897

Photographer: A.L. Hardy

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Photo Collection: Places: Windsor: Fires