Inspector Coolican and His Rural Mail Delivery




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July 7, 1921–Almonte Gazette

Inspector Coolican is busy locating letter boxes in Almonte and Carleton Place and laying out rural mail delivery routes.

Almonte will have seven letter boxes and Carleton Place will have eight in addition to the three now maintained by the town. In Almonte the boxes will be located at the corner of Country and Church streets, at the Reformed Presbyterian church in New England, on Main street near the Stone Bridge, near the Rosamond Woolen Co’s, Mill, at the Methodist church, near the upper end of Union street, and at junction of Main, Martin and Queen streets.




The establishing of free rural delivery mail routes has also been looked into, and the inspector will recommend a route from, Almonte to Union Hall, Rosetta, Arklan, and return by way of the Perth road. Another route will be from Pakenhanm village to the ninth line, along the ninth line to Blakeney and return to Pakenham by route serving the eleventh and twelfth lines.




Another will be from Pakenham to Cedar Hill, going as far as Mr. Adam Miller’s and back with a full service to the district lying between these points. Still another route will leave Pakenham by way of the White Lake road going almost up to Ellis’ school, crossing over to the twelfth line, serving all the district between and returning to F,lone 49 Pakenham by the twelfth line.



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

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