Carleton Place Postcard– What Year Was This Taken?

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This postcard is for sale on Ebay and I am trying to figure out what year it was taken. That is definitely the older bridge. Are those people fishing under the bridge?

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These were added by Jennifer Fenwick Irwin from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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Dr. Johnson’s house was built in 1902. This photo was taken by Horace Brown shortly after construction of the new dam in 1911.

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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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  1. They could be fishing. That bridge looks like the railing I remember from the 1940’s. As a teenager we could walk almost all the way across from Findlays to Pattersons in July when the water was low.. There is a channel in the middle but the rest can be quite shallow in mid summer.

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  2. People swam there quite regularly in those days. Try to find the story about the girl who’s father drowned saving her only to have her drown 10 years later in virtually the same spot.`

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  3. After a second look and seeing how tall they would have to be for his head to be that close to the bridge I have to think they are in a boat. So probably fishing.

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