Massive Hysteria in Carleton Place!



Prescription from Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


One cold day of December in 1898 it was said on the front page of the Carleton Place Herald there was hysteria the day before in front of Robertson’s Drugstore. An odd but painful incident was witnessed by many with panic ensuing through the crowd as they tried to figure out what to do.

A little Carleton Place girl had tried to lick the frost off one of the iron pillars with her tongue when her Mother went into Robertson’s. When Mother came out she found her daughter frozen to the pillar. The bystanders were helpless to relieve her and it was only after an imprisonment of 30 minutes and the aid of an atomizer that the little one was relieved. The child was fine but her tongue was badly lacerated. Some of the ladies in the crows also had to be medically tended too after suffering a short spell.

This is a true story folks, I don’t make this stuff up LOL



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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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