North Alton, Nova Scotia

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North Alton, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
North Alton, Nova Scotia
North Alton in Nova Scotia

North Alton is a Canadian rural community in Kings County, Nova Scotia just outside Kentville.

The community is situated in the Annapolis Valley between South Alton and Kentville at the intersection of Trunk 12 and Highway 101.

A resident, Everett John Ward, made a fortune in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. A member of the North-West Mounted Police, he served in Dawson City for several years before striking it rich. Known thereafter as "Klondike Ward", he returned to Kentville in later life and made investments in the town.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ed coleman, "Klondike gold lured county men", Kings County Advertiser (Nova Scotia), March 16, 2010
  2. ^ National RCMP Grave Information Website and Database, "Reg.#2323, Cst. Everett John WARD, NWMP", (letter from Dick Pulsifer, 2009)

Coordinates: 45°3′4.1″N 64°30′55.1″W / 45.051139°N 64.515306°W / 45.051139; -64.515306