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Blueberry Fields Forever: Major Nova Scotia Agriculture Export

By Carol Dobson

When Yorkshire settlers arrived in Nova Scotia in 1772, they discovered the land they purchased from departing New Englanders in what is now Cumberland County was blueberry barrens, not the fertile land they had been promised.

Many settlers stoically held onto the blueberry barrens and bought other farmland down in the numerous valleys. Today, a descendant of

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