Spring at the Gillies Bridge

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A new picture I had not seen from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Thanks Jennifer!!

 

In 1901 In the first local celebration of Labour Day the moulders and machinists unions held a sports day in Gillies Grove near the lower woollen mill, with football, baseball and lacrosse games and track and field events.

Among its other sports events in Gillies Grove were hose reel races, tug of war contests, a hub and hub race and tossing the caber.

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Mississippi River Walk — by COTTAGE COUNTRY REFLECTIONS

The Sad Tale of Alexander Gillies and Peter Peden

Channeling John Gillies

 

Realizing How High the Mississippi River once Roared

 

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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