Buggies Horses and Accidents

Buggies Horses and Accidents


Think buggy and horse drawn carriages are things of the past? Think again…

June 21, 2015

Wellesley, Ontario – A 33-year-old Wellesley, Ont., man is in critical condition after the horse and buggy he was driving collided with a car.

June 28, 2015

Sauk County, Wisconsin – On Sunday afternoon (July 28), four people were involved in a buggy crash on State Highway 154. The investigators site that a horse trailer and RV hit an Amish buggy as it was going over a hill.

Four of the buggy’s occupants were hospitalized for their injuries, and the highway was closed for over four hours.


In Carleton Place in past years it was no different. Every single day there were reports of buggy accidents in the newspaper and this one was a special story to the Ottawa Journal.

Two days before Christmas a truck said to be owned by Abraham Cohen of Perth collided with a  buggy owned by the Stanzel family. Joseph Stanzel, aged 10-years-old and a couple of companions were hurt on their way home from school on the ninth line of Goulbourn. The rig was upset into the ditch and the Stanzel boy received medical help for shock and injuries which has since confined him to bed. The story was retold this afternoon by Chief Irvine of the Carleton Place Police. Irvine also mentioned that action may follow.

The brother of young Joseph Stanzel died in December of 1944.

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Photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Photo 1 -So much snow! In 1961, The Maple Leaf Dairy was still delivering milk in their horse drawn sleigh. Photo courtesy of Ralph Langtry, whose family owned the Dairy at the corner of Bridge and William Street for many years.

Photo 2–These wagons delivered milk to the Black’s Corners cheese factory in 1900. Visit us tomorrow at Beckwith Heritage Day and see our mini transportation display. Pray for dry weather!




About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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