constanius Posted April 2, 2009 Report Share Posted April 2, 2009 Circa 1890. ANNUAL PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION NOVA SCOTIA AWARD FOR MERIT. Rev: ARTS AGRICULTURE HORTICULTURE FISHERIES MINES INDUSTRIES HALIFAX E MARI MERCES. 57mm. Bronze. The Exhibition is now held in Truro. The Agricultural Fair-Grounds where the exhibition was held were leveled in 1917 and rebuilt 4 years later: The Halifax Explosion occurred on Thursday, December 6, 1917, when the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, was devastated by the huge detonation of the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship, fully loaded with wartime explosives, which accidentally collided with a Norwegian ship, the SS Imo in "The Narrows" section of the Halifax Harbour. About 2,000 people were killed by debris, fires, or collapsed buildings and it is estimated that over 9,000 people were injured. This is still the world's largest man-made accidental explosion. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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