Photostory #211: Redolent with history, fragrant with apple blossoms: Nova Scotia's Blossom Festival
National Film Board of Canada
May 26, 1959
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
It was the early Acadian settlers who first introduced apple growing to the province in the late 17th century. They erected dykes against the sea, reclaimed thousands of acres of rich land, laid out the orchards which became the basis of the prosperous apple industry of today.