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?
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