Peter Redden left me a comment this week after reading about my story about Treasure Valley. I am always thrilled to get comments and piece together the story of our town. Peter has allowed me to publish his thoughts and has questions about some of his memories. So by starting the ball rolling here we can create a full story and your thoughts on Treasure Valley.
Looking Deeper at Treasure Valley in Carleton Place by Peter Redden
Peter Redden-Glad I returned to see if my comments were posted. Wendy LeBlanc is correct the area I described was Treasure Valley. I’d forgotten about Sh1t Creek until reading Joann Voyce comments. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.
Wendy LeBlanc—Linda, When I was a kid in the 50s to mid-60s, the area know as Happy Valley was the area along Carleton and Lanark Streets north of the Town Line. Many hard-working families lived there – the Dugdales, Percys, Gilbaults, Bairds, Omearas; Thompsons, Flynns – and I remember going to Victoria and Prince of Wales Schools with kids from all of those families. My father – who grew up on Campbell Street – referred to the area that is now in the arena property as Treasure Valley; I recall walking the area that was not covered by the town dump (currently the ball fields in front of the arena) with Dad and particularly remember a pear tree growing there. Anyone else with the same memories of these names??