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Last week I wrote a follow-up column about a photo I published earlier this month. The image of the lion, it turns out, was just the tip of the rock formation.
I shared what information I had unearthed about the first murder in Tennecape, N.S., and before long, my inbox was overflowing with wonderful stories from you.
I love it when a column triggers feedback and I would like to share a few of those letters with you:
From Randi Laffin:
“I lived in Tennecape for 49 years and hundreds of years before that, was the home of my family. There has always been a debate over the spelling but as long as I can remember it is spelled Tennecape.
“Beautiful place to grow up and go home to each day.
“My great-great-grandfather’s home was where they found the man that murdered the Little Peddler boy. He was having supper. I have been to the mines many times and they are believed to be haunted by the screams of the Little Peddler boy.
“The Little Peddler boy is buried in the Moose Brooke funeral chapel cemetery. I have visited the gravesite as well.
“Thanks for putting this small, beautiful little piece of heaven in the spotlight.”
And from Beth McCulloch:
“Tennecape is not spelled with a “Y.”
“Although we live in Fall River, we purchased land in Tennecape in 1990. Our deed reads Tennecape.
“Many years ago, the road sign was changed to the “y’ version. I think it was just a mistake!! As a child growing up in that area the road sign was always spelled Tennecape.
“A few months ago, a petition was out to have the signage changed. It has yet to happen to my knowledge.
“We were not aware of the sad story of the first recorded Murder of Lion. We visit the Moosebrook cemetery often so we will look for that marker. Thank you for your interest in this beautiful area of Nova Scotia.”
I’ll have a few more letters to share tomorrow…
Read the original column: CINDY DAY: More to this photo that meets the eye
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Cindy Day is the chief meteorologist for SaltWire Network.