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– 1963. Here are your Carleton Place headlines and memories:
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 05 Jul 1963, Fri, Page 2
The photo above is when when Mr. Menzies was in charge 1959– Photo–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Fact- Did you know that you could barely move on Bridge Street on Fridays before local mail was delivered? Most folks made their way downtown- some came to pick up their mail at the old Post Office and then do their banking. It was on to shop next as shopping was always done locally.
Mr. Menzies always had a kind word for everyone a few have told me and he is mentioned here: Memories of Carleton Place — The Roxy and Marilyn Monroe
First Rural Mail From Carleton Place–On Friday last the first rural mail delivery from Carleton Place was instituted, when Mr. George Presley started out on No. 2 R.M.D., Beckwith. The route is from Carleton Place, starting at 6 a.m., to 11th line Beckwith, thence to Ashton station and Ashton village, returning by the 9th line and running west to the lake, then south to the 7th line and returning to town by the Franktown road. It is a long route, covering 35 miles. R.M.D. No. 1 is to the McCreary, Scotch Corners, Innisville, Boyd’s section, but has not yet been started, although we understand Mr. Albert Winn has this contract. As soon as a sufficient number of boxes are secured this service w ill be started.—Carleton Place Herald. Nov 22 1912
Fact-Did you know that McArthur Island or Kenden Island (Kenden Industries) was once not an island? Read more here– Did You Know? An Island was Once Not an Island
Fact-Did you know that Lake Park has been a summer resort centre of one kind or another for about a hundred years? Real Estate prices are sure a lot higher! Read the rest here: The Cottages of Mississippi Lake — Carleton Place Ontario
Fact- Did you know that U.S.S. No. 10 Drummond & No. 5 Beckwith existed at Tennyson in 1874? The school closed in 1966 and the children were bused to Caldwell School in Carleton Place.
Did you know there are some strange animal stories that came out of Caldwell School? Read this: Believe it or Not! Tales from Caldwell Elementary School and Lobster John and Arnold the Pig in Carleton Place
Fact-Hailed the largest Santa Claus parade in the Ottawa Valley. The parade ususally begins at 5 p.m. at Carambeck School and travels up the town’s main thoroughfare Bridge Street. After Santa’s sleigh passes through the town spectators can congregate at the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital for hot chocolate, caroling and the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Proceeds support the Lanark County Food Bank.(from communityexplore.com)
Have you seen this group of vintage parade photos? Read more here: Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade Photos
March 1963—Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Fact–In March of 1963 a furnace explosion began a terrible fire which caused an estimated $75,000 of damage on Bridge Street in Carleton Place.
Read the rest here–The Fire That Almost Wiped Out Part of Bridge Street
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