Springhill is a town steeped in the coal-mining tradition. The Springhill Miner’s Museum sits on the site of a former coal mine. Many men of African descent worked the mines—men like Maurice Ruddick, the “Singing Miner.” In 1958, Maurice Ruddick and a number of fellow colliers were trapped underground for eight days during the Springhill Mining disaster, which was referred to as the “Big Bump.” Lady Luck smiled on these men, for they lived to tell their tales whereas many others caught in similar circumstances did not. Come pay tribute to those men of “the deeps.” Source: African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)


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