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Men in the Mines

A History of Mining Activity in Nova Scotia, 1720-1992


"Forest Hill"

"In this scene the miners are portrayed changing shifts at one of the most remote mines developed in the province. Gold was discovered here in June 1893, and eventually the camp developed into a small community, complete with a school, a church, general stores and a saloon. In this painting of an early fall morning, the famous Modstock mill sits next to a small brook and the schoolhouse shaft headframe is in the right foreground." Painting is one of a series by Purcell on display at the Museum of Industry and donated by WMC International Limited - Americas Division and Western Mining Corporation, Australia. Forest Hill is located northeast of Country Harbour, Guysborough County, NS.

Artist: Joseph Purcell

Credit: Museum of Industry

Reference:   Museum of Industry  no. I95.86.03

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