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