When adverse winds delayed timber drives for several days in the lower Mississippi, some 24,000 sticks of square timber lay in the river between Appleton and Almonte at the end of June. Owners were the Caldwell, McLaren, Mackie, Campbell and Buck & Stewart firms.
Bill Glover always had a special pipe for some of the logging boys who visited his blacksmith shop which stood on the banks of the Mississippi River where the Carleton Place town stable once stood. The special smoking mixture consisted of some sliced tobacco named INDEX, with a sprinkling of filing’s from a horse’s hoof. Why the logging gents were not asphyxiated was a mystery to all.
Mississippi River, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada