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Walton

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Walton is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipal District of East Hants, Nova Scotia. The community is named after James Walton Nutting.Acadians lived in the village before the Expulsion of the Acadians. At that time the community was named Petit Rivier. The Acadians built dykes and four dwellings.Later settled by New England Planters and Loyalists, Walton became a shipbuilding centre in the 19th century. Among the large vessels built was the namesake barque Walton built in 1855. Many of the ships built in Walton were used to carry gypsum and later barite which was mined locally (see below).A Walton lighthouse was built in 1873 and still marks its presence along the coastline. The Walton Lighthouse aided ships into the port of Walton for many years until the shipping industry declined in the 1970s and now the lighthouse is a heritage landmark of Nova Scotia.The original barite wharf in Walton was burned down by arson on August 9, 2012.Walton barite mineLocated about 4 km southwest of Walton, Nova Scotia, the Walton barite mine (1941-1978) is one of the world's largest barite deposits. The mine is Canada's largest barite mine, and accounted for 90% of Canadian barite production in the 1960s. In addition to barite, the mine also contains deposits of lead, zinc, silver, and copper.
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