Apple Blossoms Are A Sure Sign of The Apple Blossom Festival In The Annapolis Valley
The coming of spring brings a special festival in the Annapolis Valley as the annual Apple Blossom Festival kicks off. The valley is alive with festivities taking place amongst the majestic beauty of the many orchards that are in full bloom.
Their sweet smell fills the valley air with a fragrance so pleasing it seems to put everyone in a good mood. The long cold winter is over and the valley harvest is about to begin. But first we pause for a celebration that spreads throughout the whole valley, The Annual Apple Blossom Festival.
During “Cherry Sunday" in Bear River you could buy the fruit off a cherry tree from a local farmer for between fifty cents to three dollars. Once bought, you would bring the family to spend a day, or weekend completely picking the tree clean of the fruit.
The first white settlers to the Port George area were the Gates family, the same ones known in the area for their doctor’s home remedies. Their popular Gates Invigorating Syrup was supposed to cure everything.
In 1838 the Western Stage coach Company was formed to operate four-horse drawn coaches from Halifax to Annapolis Royal three times a week during the summer and two or three times a week during the winter.
The strong current of the Bay of Fundy stirs up lots of plankton as it travels back and forth. This plankton attracts plenty of herring and mackerel which in turn attract many species of whales to area.
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Sam Langford originally from Weymouth Falls was a Black Canadian boxing standout of the early part of the 20th century. He was known as the "Boston Bonecrusher," "Boston Terror" and, his most infamous nickname, the "Boston Tar Baby."