Dartmouth’s Response to the Explosion
The Dartmouth Heritage Museum presents an exhibit: Explosion! Dartmouth’s Ordeal of the 1917 Disaster
Town of Dartmouth Council Minutes
The Dartmouth Town Council Minutes (101-1A) consists of minutes of regular and special council meetings, which were taken by the Town/City Clerk. Minutes from meetings after the Halifax Explosion, beginning on December 24, 1917, show how the Council dealt with the many issues that arose after the disaster.
Unfortunately, the original submissions (including letters and reports to Town Council) are not known to have survived from this time period. Letters were read into the Council minutes, however, and this content is available through the digitized content linked to each meeting.
View the Dartmouth Council meeting topics, with links to digitized copies of the minutes.
Town of Dartmouth Annual Reports
The Town of Dartmouth Annual Reports (101-1M) contain reports from town officials, departments, and committees This summary for the 1917-1919 Annual Reports include reports from the Mayor, the Fire Committee, the Finance Committee, the Streets and Public Property Committee, the Auditor, the Committee on Charities, the Water and Sewerage Committee, the Health Officer, the Board of School Commissioners, the School Medical Inspector, the Ferry Commission, and the Parks Commission, which provide details on how each was specifically affected by the Explosion and the responses to the disaster.
Read the Town of Dartmouth Annual Reports related to the Explosion.
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