8 February 2011
Lake Annis History 9 Feb 2011 at Museum
Yarmouth Nova Scotia - Bill Crowell's presentation on the history of Lake Annis will be featured
as part of the Heritage Talk Series at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives on Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011. Lake Annis is a lakeside community established in the
In preparation for his presentation, Crowell took pictures of all the dwellings in Lake Annis. He plans on discussing each residence from one end of the
village to the other.
Logging was an important industry in the early days of Lake Annis. The DAR railway cut through the village before 1900, around the time logging tapered off.
Property dropped in price and people began to view the area as a recreational area says Crowell.
Many residents, with United States ties, occupy homes that have been in their families for generations. The community remains a popular destination for
Crowell, who was born in Sydney, N.S., says his family came from Boston to Lake Annis when he was five years old in 1930.
"I've always had this connection. Once upon a time people used to go back to the old home farm. And what I'm noticing today is there's not much of that
left in any part of Canada or the U.S. but people are going back to the family cottage country and this is so evident in places like Lake Annis," said