Before and After with Bill Bagg and the Mississippi Gorge




Somewhere along the river… Bill is sitting on his lawnchair and watching the river today. Bill Bagg died last night April 25,2017 at 11:42 pm. May he rest in peace. Please take the time to watch the videos at the end. Much love to his family and to his friends. Gary Strike you were the best friend anyone would want.


Where these ladies sat and gazed across the gorge they saw.. Photo-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


What once was and still is-


Mississippi Gorge Antiques…Photo from Heritage Carleton Place


Photo by Harold Stiver


This was what it once looked like.. Bill takes it a bit easier these days– but is still the master of his domain..Photo from Public Archives-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum



Original 1970s Stittsville Flea Market owner Bill Bagg from Mississippi Gorge Antiques in Carleton Place ON. and Eli Hoffman-Photo-Gore Street Flea Market


Bill Bagg from Mississippi Gorge Antiques in Carleton Place ON. and Shelley-Photo-Gore Street Flea Market



Realizing How High the Mississippi River once Roared

Take Me Where the Mississippi River Once Flowed– The Hidden Mill River

Channeling John Gillies

The River Dance of the McArthur Mill in Carleton Place



 This is just one of the amazing photos that were recently donated to the Museum from the collection of the late Irma Willoughby.
The Gillies bridge as we’ve never before seen it! Wonderful!

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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  1. I was just at his store/house. I need to go back. My parents and daughter were with me. When I go back I am bringing my headlamp! I can’t wait to see what I will find. He told us so many histories, which was super because we just moved her. What a cool man.

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