Big Boom to Shatter Carleton Place Calm –1964

Big Boom to Shatter Carleton Place Calm –1964




Of course I have a few minor beefs about Howard McNeely’s reign. But then again I have a few beefs about everyone LOL. BUT– the Carleton Place Industrial Commission should have never been abandoned in the town of Carleton Place.

I thank the men and women of that era and— when you see Wally Cook walking around (the last council member alive from the 60s council) thank him for what they did for Carleton Place.

I believe the last sentence is: “In the background is the town’s busy main street” and  “looking over one of Carleton Place’s main attractions– the Mississippi River”.



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal21 Aug 1964, FriPage 3


In memory of 

Milton Ernest Gordon PHILLIPS

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

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.



The Utopia of a Main Street–I Have a Dream

Commercial Centre Planned for Findlay Site

Back to the Future— Carleton Place—- Project Tim Horton’s

Is Carleton Place Really Meeting People on the Mississippi?

Crikeys! The Elves Have Been Busy in Carleton Place

Food for Thought–One for Smiths Falls?

The Old Charcoal BBQ Pits in Carleton Place


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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