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Nova Scotia’s California cousin

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In northern California, there is a little logging town called “Scotia.” According to a recent report in the¬†North Coast Journal, that name might have a Maritime inspiration. The town was¬†founded in 1863 as Forestville, but 25 years later, inhabitants decided to rename it because another nearby town had the same name. According to local legend, there was a large expatriate Maritime community in town at the time, so they had a coin toss to choose between the names “Scotia” and “Brunswick.”

 

 

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