Wild Horses Could Not Drag Me Away




Some unknown Carleton Place chaps- Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

March 1897 Carleton Place Herald—On Saturday night last, two Carleton Place residents appeared to be desirous and exciting and the envy of our townsmen by showing up the fast abilities of a horse they were driving.

After one or two turns up and down Mill Street the horse, with only one of the company, came up the street at a terrific pace, turned the corner quickly depositing driver, robes, &c., in the snow and continued on at a gait that if kept up, promised to make that place in the shortest time on record.

Mr. Leslie, who had been so suddenly ejected, at once procured the aid of “ Watty,” (Walter McIlquham.) and started in pursuit of the runaway. By the time the animal had reached that point he had come to the conclusion that there was no necessity tor hurrying, and had sobered down to a walk, which he was quietly taking homeward. The cutter had not sustained any damage by the headlong flight of the motive power.



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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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