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PICTOU

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 587 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PICTOU, a seaport, port of entry, and capital of Pictou county, Nova Scotia, go m. N.E. by N. of Halifax, on a branch of the Intercolonial railway. Pop. (Igor), 3235. It has several valuable industries, and is the shipping port for the adjacent coal-mines. The Academy, founded in 1818, played an important part in the early educational history of the province, and still enjoys a high reputation.
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