Explosion at the Almonte Flour Mill–Rob Armstrong‎

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Explosion at the Almonte Flour Mill–Rob Armstrong‎

 

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Photo–Patrick Kruz-Doyle @kruzdoyle The Old Almonte Flour Mill

 

 

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Photo of the Armstrong family–Rob Armstrong‎

Yesterday the LCGS recieved a photo and two letters from  Rob Armstrong about his family and two company letters from The Almonte Flour Company from Almonte. The author of these letters was his Grandfather and Superintendent Ernest Armstrong.

Thank you Rob for sending these- we sure do appreciate it!

I put together a small photo blog about the company thanks to Rob’s ephemera.

Have you got any memories about the Almonte Flour Company-let me know in the comments.

 

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal15 Feb 1960, MonPage 28

 

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal27 Jul 1965, TuePage 4

 

 

 

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Letter from the Armstrong family collection–Rob Armstrong‎

 

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal10 Jan 1968, WedPage 5

 

 

 

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The account of the dust explosion at the mill in 1968. The author is my Grandfather and Superintendent Ernest Armstrong. Letter from the Armstrong family collection–Rob Armstrong‎

 

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal10 Jan 1968, WedPage 5

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal15 Feb 1977, TuePage 67

 

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Sandy Iwaniw—When I first came to Carleton Place in the early 70’s, the Almonte Flour Mill used to sponsor a ladies invitational golf tournament at Mississippi Golf Club. Every lady participating in the tournament received a 5 pound bag of flour.

 

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 The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

Related reading

The Mules of the Number 1 Mill?

Was Working in One of Our Local Mills Like Working in a Coal Mine?

Babies in the Textile Mills

The Drought of 1871 and the Mills on the Mississippi River

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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  1. When I first came to Carleton Place in the early 70’s, the Almonte Flour Mill used to sponsor a ladies invitational golf tournament at Mississippi Golf Club. Every lady participating in the tournament received a 5 pound bag of flour.

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