The Lost Highway

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Photo of Highway 7 just outside Carleton Place- thanks to the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Jan Lou sent me this documentary I had no idea about..What is The Lost Highway? It’s a 40 kilometre stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway in eastern Ontario and part of Highway 7 — a road that joins Toronto, Canada’s biggest city, to Ottawa, the nation’s capital. But why Lost Highway? Because it’s a road flanked by failed businesses and abandoned properties where people gave it their all and then gave it up for good. But what happened? And why did it happen here? And who, despite the hardship, has remained?
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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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