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Church Street, Kentville, NS

"If you have passed through Kentville in one of the comfortable D.A.R. [Dominion Atlantic Railway] cars, you may perhaps imagine you have seen it all, as the railway runs through town.

But you haven’t had more than a glimpse of the attractions of this town, with its broad level streets delightfully shaded with trees of oak and maple, its neat cottages and pretty residences, surrounded by grounds that give evidence of the artistic taste of their owners, in landscape gardening, its five pretty churches, its commodious and well kept hotels, its ample sized stores, with nicely painted exteriors and well fitted interiors...

From chapel hill you see the southern portion of the town nestling gracefully in its little valley, a cluster of new houses here being known as the Klondike, from the rapid extension of the town in this direction..."

“Kentville’s beauty and her individuality”, The Halifax Herald, Wednesday, June 8, 1898, p. 2

Reference: Dickey family Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-567 no. 1

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