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It Happened at Moose River
Moose River Gold Mine Museum
Middle Musquodoboit , Nova Scotia


   Gold mining was big
business on the Eastern Shore
of Nova Scotia in the early
1900's. Several villages,
including Moose River had
actively produced gold mines.

   On Easter Sunday April
12, 1936, disaster struck the
Moose River Gold Mine. Three

unsuspecting men, Dr. David
Robertson, a well known
pediatrician at Toronto's
Hospital for Sick Children,
Herman McGill, a Toronto
lawyer, and Alfred Scadding,
the timekeeper for the Gold
Mines, went down into a shaft
that had been closed because
it was unsafe. Little did

they know that they would be
stranded down in the mine for
ten days and only two of them
would survive.

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