Did you know:
Anne Boleyn had two dogs- Purkoy and Urian. ” The name Urian means “devil’s helper,” and some pointed to her use of this name as evidence of witchcraft.”
Mary Queen of Scots- had a Skye terrier given to her by a French princess.
Queen Henrietta Maria- went back into her house as it was being bombarded by shells and cannonballs to save her furry best friend!
Emily Dickinson- had a 16 year relationship with her Newfoundland dog given to her by her father.
Bad to the Bone Puppy Walk — Because — “History Isn’t Just For Humans”
You and your dogs are invited to the “Bad to the Bone Puppy Walk” through Carleton Place’s Historic Mill District. Come “Sniff Around Carleton Place With Us”.
Bring your pup or pups, walk with us, and learn all about the amazing local history. We will try and have some four legged tidbits too.
Legend was Almonte folks were not supposed to associate with the Carleton Place Irish folks, and especially on St. Patrick’s Day. As one local resident said, “it’s something to do with us being Scottish, me thinks.”
But were the Ballygiblin riots in 1824 an example of “Orange” frustration? Were the established Protestant settlers jealous of government assistance to new Irish Catholic immigrants? During the riots one immigrant was killed, several were injured, and a number of buildings were destroyed or damaged. Find out all about this historic event.
As we walk down Mill Street past the historic old mills we will see the rare Hackaberry Tree grove. We will go under the old railroad bridge that many a train traveled over the Mississippi River. Hear about the history of the MacArthur Woolen and Gillies Mills that used to employ hundred of local residents. Walk past the old fire hall, historic homes, and St. James Anglican Church on the way to the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. There we will share free lemonade and fresh cookies and have treats for the dogs in the Museum gardens.
See you then- Wednesday August 5th, at 6:45 P.M. in front of Moore House (170 Bridge Street) across from the Carleton Place Town Hall
Approx Time- 645 P.M- 8 P.M
Limit two dogs per human
Dogs must be on leash at all times
Waste bags required
Ignore mistake on flyer.. it’s WEDNESDAY –THIS WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5TH