News from The Scotch Line



Photo-Cynthia O’Dwyer —Scotch Line Rd, Perth ON

Perth Courier, June 39, 1899


Scotch Line:  Where is your last year’s correspondent that he is not keeping you and your readers who are interested in us posted up with what is going on here?

Rather than have you not know I sent you a few items.  There are still some improvements this year again here:

Andrew Sym put up a barn on the lot he bought from F. Spalding’ Robert Hughes is putting up a bank barn on the lot he is living on; A. Consitt put up a good kitchen to his dwelling house; William Allan put up a good kitchen to the miller’s house and raised the ceiling upstairs which made a great improvement; William Thompson is fixing up a house likewise which looks well; John Fraser finished up an ice house and cold storage this spring to keep his Saturday night and Sabbath milk in with fresh meat, butter, etc.,–it answers the purpose well and he is now building a silo for his corn; and our neighbor Archie McLean is also building a silo and shed to his bank barn.



Scotch Line Union Cheese Factory –1932


James W. Moodie is shingling his barn anew; James Taylor has shingles laid down for his barn and shed.  Robert Allan and wife started on Tuesday morning on a trip to Dakota to see their daughter Mrs. J.McKerracher and to Manitoba to see his brothers James, Francis and Alexander and other friends and acquaintances.  Our cheese factory is still doing well with J. Wiltse has cheese maker.  This is his 9th consecutive year with us. We had a nice steady rain on Wednesday for which we should be thankful as it was getting pretty dry here.



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 and now in The Townships Sun

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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