Saint Mary's researcher begins search for historical clues beneath RA Park

  A view of Halifax drawn during the town’s first few months and published in 1750. The wooden town wall is partly complete, and the perimeter fort at the later site of RA Park is circled. NOVA SCOTIA ARCHIVES

A view of Halifax drawn during the town’s first few months and published in 1750. The wooden town wall is partly complete, and the perimeter fort at the later site of RA Park is circled.
NOVA SCOTIA ARCHIVES

Dr. Jonathan Fowler’s work to uncover pieces of Halifax’s early military history was recently featured in the Trident, the newspaper for CFB Halifax.

The archaeology professor is hoping to locate pieces of the town wall and perimeter forts that once stood in Halifax from 1749-1763, which according to his research, lie under RA Park.

“It’s been on my mind for a long time, but this year is the first time we’re taking it to the field-work level and it’s quite exciting,” said Fowler.

See full story at: https://tridentnewspaper.com/searching-history-beneath-ra-park/)