Mushaboom, Nova Scotia

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This article is about the Canadian community. For the Feist single, see Mushaboom (song).
Mushaboom, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Mushaboom, Nova Scotia
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Mushaboom in Nova Scotia

Mushaboom is a Canadian rural community located in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality along that province's Eastern Shore.

The community is named after Mushaboom Harbour, which is immediately east of Taylor Head Provincial Park, and southwest of Sheet Harbour. The song "Mushaboom" by Nova Scotia-born Canadian musician Feist is named after this community.

The name Mushaboom is likely a shortened form of the Mi'kmaq word 'Moosaboon-elagwaak' which means "a pile of hair". Mi'kmaq legend says that fairies would play ball and run, pulling at one another's hair as they did so. They would pull so hard that locks of hair would come away and then the fairies would scatter the locks on the ground.

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Coordinates: 44°51′4.9″N 62°32′6.3″W / 44.851361°N 62.535083°W / 44.851361; -62.535083

  • Place-Names and Places of Nova Scotia, 1967, Public Archives of Nova Scotia, p.463