It was tough to be a cow I tell you.. tough.. real tough..
Ten cows and a calf were killed when lightening hit a tree on the farm of Mrs. Alex McCuan Monday evening. The cattle were Hereford and Shorthorn breed and valued at $125 each. The farm is located four miles out of Carleton Place on highway 15. The cattle were not insured.
Aug 8 1913
Fifteen head of cattle were killed on the C.P.R. Track about a mile south of Carleton Place after being struck by a train at an early hour this morning. A herd of 175 cattle had been driven into town by the Willow brothers yesterday and placed in the stock pen for shipment. Some time after midnight cattle broke through the fence ad proceeded to travel down different track routes.
A freight train traveling near the 10th and 11 th concessions of Beckwith struck the largest herd and before the locomotive could slow down fifteen cattle were killed or so maimed they had to be destroyed. Two head were also killed on the line west and three east of the station making for a total of 20.
Do Beefalo still exist in Carleton Place?
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Hi Linda, I want to again thank you for sharing these stories – they are the fabric of the towns history. So many tales, events, celebrations and tragedies are lost when those involved are no longer with us and/or media archives are lost. For my part, family lore (the Hawkins family) recalls my grandfather, William Hawkins a CPR locomotive engineer spied a bundle on the tracks (circa 1920-1930), slowed to a stop and rescued a baby, which in due course was adopted. I hope to complete my research soon.
I am waiting for that story….. please and thank you..:)