Themes

GOLD MINING    •    GOLD IN NATURE    •    GOLD IN SOCIETY    •    GOLD IN ART

Gold Towns and Ghost Towns

Creation of Gold Districts

During the frenzy of Nova Scotia’s first gold rush, the government restored order by establishing gold districts.

Gold Towns

New communities sprang up in the forest due to the Nova Scotia gold rush of the 1860s.

Ghost Towns

Once prosperous Nova Scotia gold towns become abandoned when mining ends.