I know that there really aren’t too many people (hah!) that actually read this, but a question anyways – where the heck are Kentville Falls?
I have just finish Joe Howe’s Western Rambles (1828) – a fascinating narrative, written by a man who would one day become known as one of the, if not the, most important Nova Scotians in our history.
Rambles is a fair title; he does ramble a lot in the document – in his writing and his travels. Still, between his minor rants (including the laziness of King’s County farmers…), there are fascinating snippets of what travel was like almost 200 years ago. The portion from Windsor to Annapolis Royal (my home turf) is a bit thin on actual descriptive narration, but I guess there really wasn’t much to see on the Old Post Road (which followed roughly the same route as the #1 Highway along many portions of the road).
When in the lovely community of Kentville, Howe wrote of a trip to ‘Kentville Falls’ about 3 miles from Kentville Town. A search of the great reference document called ‘Google’ shows no reference to ‘Kentville Falls’. What are these falls called today? Is it possible the grandeur of the waterway was destroyed with the advent of the 101 Highway?