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)

 

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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

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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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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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