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Sir Charles Tupper
Canada Post Corporation, 1955. Reproduced with permission.
Sir Charles Tupper (1821 - 1915) - Physician, Politician
Premier of Nova Scotia 1864 - 1867
Father of Confederation 1867
Prime Minister of Canada - May 1, 1896 - July 8, 1896
Born in Amherst, Tupper was the longest surviving Father of Confederation and shortest serving Prime Minister. When he was elected to the first Federal Parliament in 1867,
he was the only Nova Scotia MP in favour of Confederation.
 Although he died in England, he is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Halifax.

Anne Murray
Canada Post Corporation, 2007. Reproduced with permission.
Anne Murray is one of Nova Scotia's most celebrated entertainers. Canada's "Songbird", born and raised in Springhill, NS, has been singing since a child, but at age 21 she landed a job on "Singalong Jubilee" and her career in music was launched.  She is a companion of the Order of Canada, an inductee in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, has her own Star at Hollywood and Vine, a star on Canada's Walk of Fame on King Street in Toronto, and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Provincial Normal School, Truro
Canada Post Corporation, 1994. Reproduced with permission.
The Provincial Normal School, opened at Truro in 1878, has been recognized as a excellent example of Second Empire architecture.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro
Canada Post Corporation, 2005. Reproduced with permission.
Truro's Nova Scotia Agricultural College was established February 14, 1905 when the School of Agriculture (1885, Truro), The Provincial Normal School (1878, Truro), the Provincial Farm (1889, Bible Hill) and the School of Horticulture (1894, Wolfville) combined to form a new College of Agriculture. It is now the Agricultural Campus of Dalhousie University.

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