Photos!! Who is With These Steam Engines?

Who is this? Photo from the Carleton Place Canadian files-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
I got this email a few months ago and then I found these photos at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum— Who are they?
Hi Linda,
You mentioned Carman Hogan in your article on steam engines, I remember him well. He was a good friend of my fathers. He bought and brought back to life an old steam engine which he stored in a shed dad let him build on our farm in Corkery.
He actually used the engine one year for a thrashing. There were pictures and a write up in the old Almonte Gazette. I used to love getting the chance to blow the steam whistle. He eventually sold the engine and the shed was then used to store dads farm equipment. The building was always and still is referred to as Hogan’s shed. Years later a got a rescue dog and named him Hogan His dog house was clearly marked Hogans shed II. Thanks for the remember when.
 Who is this? Photo from the Carleton Place Canadian files-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Marilyn Lucas—I think the second picture is Harold Richardson of Montague Township
My Dad’s name was Basil O’Keefe. I remember Mr. Giles being at our farm and probably Mr. Moore too. The steam engine aficionados were a tight crew. I’ll dig out some pictures and send them to you if you like. Cheers. Always enjoy your stories.
Mary Anne Harrison
Lorne McNeely

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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