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"General View, Truro, NS"

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"The long, wide streets [of Truro] are adorned with shade trees, the houses, great and small, have well kept lawns and tasteful flower gardens, and visitors are always pleased with the town.

Yet Truro is more than good-looking; it is active and enterprising. A number of important industrial establishments are in operation, including a condensed milk factory, hat and shoe factories, foundries, wood-working factories and others, employing a large number of hands.

The town is the business centre for a large lumbering and farming district, and in this respect is every year becoming of greater commercial importance. The stores are many and are well stocked, and some of the merchants are direct importers to a large extent. Many of the buildings, and notably some of the more recent ones, are handsome and imposing structures.

Truro is in every sense a live town; and one evidence of this is found in the excellence of the leading hotels. The Normal School and the Agricultural School are among the institutions worthy of special note."

The Intercolonial Railway and Prince Edward Island Railway of Canada, Forest, stream and seashore, 1908 , pp. 123-124 [F 129/ IN8/ 1908]

Date: ca. 1908

Format: Post Card

Reference no.: Annabel Ells Nova Scotia Archives album box 2 no. 117