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Today in Island History
24 June 1866 Father George Belcourt debuts his horseless carriage at a St. Jean Baptiste Day picnic in Rustico, thus becoming the first Canadian motorist, the first to buy a car, and the first to import one. He is also the first to have a car accident when he fails to negotiate a turn and goes off the road. The machine is retired.
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Meacham's Atlas

The Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation has commissioned a reprint of the most comprehensive property atlas ever published of Prince Edward Island. The new compact edition of Meacham's 1880 Atlas is smaller than the original hardcover edition with quality images. 

1880 Meacham's Atlas PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation
Pick up your copy now for $29.95 (plus GST) at any of the following locations:

  • Beaconsfield Historic House (Bookstore), Charlottetown

  • Eptek Art and Culture Centre, Summerside

  • Acadian Museum, Miscouche

  • The Bookmark, Confederation Court Mall, Charlottetown

  • The Book Emporium, Queen Street, Charlottetown

Contact:

You may also order this and other PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation publications by calling (902) 368-6603 or sending an e-mail to beaconsfield@gov.pe.ca.

Payments for mail orders may be made by credit card or cheque.