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Friday, 9 March 2012

Walk Through History Of Our Founding Forefathers

"Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors just as,
 we remember our forefathers".  (quote)
Liverpool's harbour was long a seasonal camp of Nova Scotia's native Mi'kmaq and was known as Ogomkigeak meaning "dry sandy place" and Ogukegeok, meaning "place of departure". Later in the 17th century Samuel de Champlain renamed it Port Rossignol and used it as a harbour for fur trading.  The New England Planters arrived in 1759, renaming the town after Liverpool in England with its Mersey River.

Liverpool struggled for identity during the revolutionary war and the raid on Liverpool in 1778 brought the people of Liverpool, on June 2, 1779, to built a battery for the artillery and on October 31 launched their own privateer vessel named Lucy to bring battle to their adversaries.

During the nineteenth century, the town became a major seaport as the fishing and ship building industries grew. The town also became a leading exporter of timber which was floated down the Mersey River. For a time after the War of 1812, Liverpool was second only to Halifax as the major port in the province.  Steam-powered vessels which were built with steel, ruined the area's vibrant wooden-ship building industry, and the further financial dislocation caused by the collapse of the local Bank of Liverpool in 1871 combined to severely hurt the town's economy and it went into a slow decline.

Liverpool's fortunes were temporarily revived in the 1920s when it became a centre for rum-runners shipping alcohol to the United States during its period of prohibition.  More significant growth took place in 1929 with the Mersey Pulp and Paper Mill which bolstered the economy.

Although Liverpool has gone through waves of feast and famine, in the economic sense, Liverpool still offers a wide range of services that  serves the population in the surrounding region and continues to attract people from all over the world.
"When our forefathers put down roots in desolate places,
the thing that allowed them to survive was that they had a faith
to see them through the tough times".

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