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Retrieval Number: 7776 #234,
Tidnish River Area [sic], Chignecto Canal Area, November 5, 1931
Mount Allison University Archives, Richard Thorne McCully fonds.
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Tidnish River Area [sic], Chignecto Canal Area, November 5, 1931.

This photo does not show the Tidnish River as noted in the description, rather it looks westward over the La Planche River in the foreground, and shows the Missaguash River in mid photo, the Elysian Fields in the upper left, and Wood Point, NB in the upper right on the far shore of Cumberland Basin. In addition to showing the great sweep and openness that is characteristic of the marsh landscape, one can also see the meandering and incised nature of the rivers where they meet the sea. Of particular interest is the human induced “surface topography” of the fields, showing the drains and crowning of the surface that farmers created to ensure better drainage and agricultural productivity.

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