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Happy Birthday Split Crow
July 17, 2019
The Split Crow Pub is proud to be ‘Nova Scotia’s Original Tavern’.
On July 17th, 1749, Governor Cornwallis granted a license to sell beer and liquor to a Mr. John Shippey. This was the first liquor license to be issued in New Scotland (now Nova Scotia).
John Shippey named his tavern ‘The Spread Eagle’, as its sign was taken from the German coat of arms – The Double Eagle. Shortly after opening, the tavern became affectionately known as ‘The Split Crow’.