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A Village situated on the Mississippi River, in the Township of Pakenham, County of Lanark, C.W. – distant from Bytown, 36 miles – usual stage fare from Bytown in winter, 5s. – distant from Fitzroy harbour, 12 miles – stage fare in winter, 2s. 6d. Population about 250.


DUNNET, JAMES, general store, – a good stock of dry goods, groceries, & c., constantly on hand, at moderate prices – produce of all kinds taken in exchange at market prices.

Baines, C. T., barrister at law

Bradley, Thomas, blacksmith and axe factory

Brown, Robert, general store

Coleman, Smith, tannery

Cross, —- fanning mill factory

Currie, Adam, hotelkeeper

Dickson, Andrew, flour and saw mills

Dickson, Andrew, sheriff on the united counties of Lanark and Renfrew

Drysdale, Alexander, blacksmith and axe factory

Greer, James, waggon and sleigh maker

Graham, Robert, waggon and sleigh maker

Henderson, Rev. Alex., United Presbyterian

Hillyard, Daniel, general store and postmaster

Leith, John, saddler and harness maker

McAdam, William, town reeve

McAdam, William, hotelkeeper

McFarlane, Mrs., hotelkeeper

McNocol, Duncan, carpenter and builder

Mann, Rev. Alexander, Church of Scotland

Parker, George, cooper

Quigley, James, carpenter and builder

Ramage, Robert, baker

Reed, W.H., tannery

Royce, Charles, carding and fulling mill

Russell, Andrew, & Son, general store


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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