Almonte’s military quarters were combined with the North Lanark Agricultural Society’s main exhibition building then being erected.–Google Image
1840 – A district agricultural society, the parent of the present North Lanark Agricultural Society, was founded at a January, 1840, meeting at Carleton Place, with James Wylie of Ramsayville as president, Francis Jessop of Carleton Place as secretary and Robert Bell as treasurer. Its activities for the improvement of farming methods and products have included from the beginning an annual exhibition, held until the late Eighteen Fifties at Carleton Place and thereafter at Almonte. Carleton Place exhibitions were continued for some further years by a Beckwith Township agricultural society.
1945–On October 22, 1945 a group of interested farmers formed the North Lanark District Co-Operative in Almonte. At the time it was incorporated there were 185 members and the first board that was elected consisted of: E.J. Rose-Kenneth Robertson- Alva Rintoul-Bert Young-George Robertson-Robert Cochran-Vic Kellough-Frank Ryan-Jas Commery. The Co-Operative opened with machinery going in July 1946. The turn over for the fiscal year was $75,000.
In 1949 membership had risen to 316 and the turn-over was $137,000.–Lanark County Federation of Agriculture booklet–1949-1950
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