The Chignecto Isthmus and Its First Settlers

Written by Howard Trueman in 1902, this book is an account of the settlement of the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border area known as the Chignecto Isthmus, which separates the Bay of Fundy from the Cumberland Strait. Mr. Trueman's work examines in particular the Yorkshire migration of 1772 - 1775, the Eddy Rebellion, and his own family, the Truemans, in the history of the region.

The electronic text version of Chignecto Isthmus was prepared by me, with assistance from Yorkshire 2000 members Claire Smith and Carol Dobson, for Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg has been distributing public-domain texts by electronic means since 1971. You can support this excellent and enduring initiative by visiting their web site at <>. Yorkshire 2000 was a gathering of descendants of the Yorkshire-to-Chignecto pioneers, held in 2000.

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