Dynamite! The Lanark County Way of Life

Dynamite! The Lanark County Way of Life




June 10, 1898–Almonte Gazette

Dynamiters, Beware!

Residents of the vicinity of Youngville, below Almonte, complain that the Mississippi in that section during the past week has had on its surface a large number of dead fish of all kinds—sucker, pike, pickerel, bass, chub, etc.—the stench from which was almost unbearable during the hot weather.

The fish were killed by dynamite, and a sharp lookout will be kept for the law-breakers who thus wantonly destroy the fishing ground that has always furnished sport for the disciples of Walton. The guilty parties will be severely punished, if possible.


Where was Youngville?


Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

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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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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