The Name Game– Changing Almonte Street Names





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June  1893 from the Almonte Gazette

The report of the committee was adopted, naming the street opposite the railway station as “Railway” street . The following changes of names of streets were made:

“John” street to “Jessie” street; “Mary” street in the Burnside section, to “Clarke” street; “William” street in the Burnside  section, to “Shaw” street; “High” Street in the Henderson section, to “Buell” street ; “Ottawa’’ Street to “Main” Street, “Water Line” changed to “McClan” Line.

On motion* of Messrs. Wylie


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Please note some of these street names no longer exist– just like the old song: The Name Game


The name game!

Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana fanna fo Firley
Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley!

Lincoln, Lincoln bo Bincoln Bonana fanna fo Fincoln
Fee fy mo Mincoln, Lincoln!

Come on everybody!
I say now let’s play a game

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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