History You Say? Well What About Our Roads?

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William Pattie – 1842/1931

Mayor of Carleton Place – 1893 – Building Contractor and “Oldest Surviving Son of Carleton Place”.

According to the Almonte Gazette in 1914 the Lanark County Council appointed members William Pattie of Carleton Place and Christopher Forbes of Snow Road to prepare a history of the district from its dawn to the then present date, says the Carleton Place Central Canadian. 

Fired with ambition to surpass all previous diggers into ancient records they gathered together several store houses of material for working into saleable goods but the war de-vitalized their energies and the project fell like the German fiscal system into a state of bankruptcy.

When questioned, Mr. Pattie refused to comment upon the matter, but instead stated that the town of Carleton Place had donated $10,000 that year for the use of good roads and as yet had received nothing for it in their town and wanted to know if it was fair.

Now that was a change of subject!

 

 

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William Pattie (Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce)

William Pattie was a Contractor and Builder and was Reeve of Carleton Place in between 1887-1889. 

 

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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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