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African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

House at Preston, formerly the Stag Inn

The Stag Inn built between about 1835 and 1840 and welcomed visitors until at least 1865. It was owned first by George Dear and then by William Dear. The Dears came from Maryland as refugees of the War of 1812. The William Dear family and their inn are described in some detail by Frederic S. Cozzens in Acadia; or, a Month With The Bluenoses (New York, 1859).

Date: 2 October 1934

Photographer: Gauvin & Gentzel

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  Photo Collection: Places: Preston  |  NSARM neg. N-710

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