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– 1903. Here are your Carleton Place headlines and memories:
This Bank of Nova Scotia building was built in 1903, then torn down in 1974 and replaced with the current red brick structure.-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Fact: Business was brisk on our Main Street which is known as Bridge Street and Edward Sibbit was taking over the Summit Store.
January 2 1903-Mr. Ed. Sibbit has secured a lease of the Summit Store and will open up for business as soon as he can get possession with a full line of staple groceries and crockery. The new firm will be known as Sibbit & Co. and will open later this month.
January 23, 1903–Carnations were as plentiful on the streets on Saturday as ordinary bouquets during the flower show. The sequel was found in the reopening of the Summit Store under the management of Messrs. Sibbit & Co.and every visitor to that shop during the day receiving a beautiful carnation.
This is the family of James Dunlop and his wife Anne Chambers-Photo-Roland Humphries
Fact-January 9 1903-Mr. James Dunlop, millwright, went to Almonte Friday to assist Mr. Slater in setting the latter’s portable sawmill in running condition. What do you now about the James Dunlop family from Carleton Place? Click here-Rescuing the Money Pits —The Other Dunlop Home with the Coffin Door
Photo-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.– McDiarmid Stoves destroyed 1904-
Fact-January 23, 1903-The Chosen Friends are to have a big festival in their hall on Friday evening. Who were ‘The Chosen Friends’ and where was their hall–and what does the photo of the 1904 fire have to do with them? Click here-The “Chosen Friends” of Carleton Place –The Fire of 1904
Fact-January 30 1903–The Carleton Place town hall was not large enough to hold the immense crowds which gathered- to witness’ the annual Sunday school entertainment of St. James church last week. -$163 was taken in with 10 and 15 cent admissions. The Sunday school performed on the slanted stage. Do you know why the town hall stage is slanted? Click here–Why is the Town Hall Stage Slanted? Is it Collapsing?
L-R: Brothers James Colin Bryan and Levi Brian. Photo from traveltales
Fact- Levi Brian was one of our tradesmen in town. Who was Levi Brian? What did he do? Click here: Putting a Face to Levi Brian, Stonemason, of Carleton Place
1903 Facts about what was going on with our road building in Carleton Place below.
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum –Best dressed boaters of the Carleton Place Ladies Canoe Club in front of Findlay’s Foundry, 1903
Community Facts You Might Not Know About Carleton Place for our 150th Birthday – Part 8– It was 1963
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