Community Facts You Might Not Know About Carleton Place for our 150th Birthday – Part 7– It was 1957!


The basic facts from Parts 1-5 (see links below) are from the flyer that I added on too which were passed out on January 1: Carleton Place-A Valley Town at Confederation 1867 by the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

From Parts 6 on– are facts I am personally researching and doing as a 150 challenge…I am going to do mostly community– as community past and present is what makes up the history of our town.


So today I thought we would pull a year number out of our Carleton Place hat and it is– 1957. Here are your Carleton Place headlines and memories:

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The Ottawa Journal01 Jun 1957, SatPage 4

Fact--Did you know former Carleton Place resident, now Mississippi councillor, Olympian John Edwards was part of the Carleton Place Canoe Club?

Read : The Young Olympic Hopefuls-1970’s Carleton Place Canoe Club.


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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal19 Jun 1957, WedPage 2

Fact–What do you know the Queen’s Hotel was owned by Dan Miller? Did you also know he stood up to the Town of Carleton Place? He once owned The Falcon on Highway 7 too.

Read: Dan Miller of the Queen’s Hotel vs the Town of Carleton Place


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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal24 Sep 1957, TuePage 12

Fact-Dutchie Smith died and he was a fixture at the W. A Nichols and Sons Lumber Yard at Centennial Park. What do you know about his boss Abner Nichols?

Read:The World of William Abner Nichols


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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal27 May 1957, MonPage 1

Fact:  Did you know that everyone thought the world was coming to an end in Carleton Place one day in 1957?

Read the rest here–Was it a UFO? A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend and here: Was it a UFO? A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend–Photos


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The Ottawa Journal29 May 1957, WedPage 20

Fact-Did you know the IODE is one of the oldest charitable organizations in Carleton Place?

Do you remember the tea we had for the Queen at the Carleton Place Town Hall last April. Click here to remember–A Photo Birthday Message for the Queen-April 21 2016


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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal28 Jan 1957, MonPage 17

Fact-Did you know the Miss Carleton Place pageant used to be held every single year?

Read about some of the others here: –Miss Carleton Place– Year? Names?


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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