Covered From Head to Toe with “The Beautiful” !! Almonte Train Station



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On Monday afternoon a snow plow passed through here at a high rate of speed, sending the snow flying in all directions. As it was passing the station the snow was thrown with such force against the window that the glass was broken and the desk and floor covered with snow and broken glass. All the pens, ink and paper were buried in the avalanche.

Mr. J . Camochan and Mr. F. Nunn, the operator, had a narrow escape, the latter being literally covered from head to foot with “the beautiful.” The telegraph instruments were so disarranged that it was some time before they could be got into working order again.

 February 1887–Almonte Gazette



Almonte  CPR station fire – 16 May 1911.

Carleton Place CPR carpenters shop – 27 July 1897. {4}
Carleton Place CPR roundhouse roof – 12 December 1911.

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News

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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