Lanark Village News 1887–The $5 Wager and Other Things

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Lanark Village News 1887–The $5 Wager and Other Things

 

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Photo- Borrowman Collection Middleville Museum

LANARK VILLAGE NEWS-Almonte Gazette- November 1887

A drove of twenty horses belonging to Edwards & Co. passed through here last week enroute for the lumbering camps of that firm.

Three large flocks of fine looking lambs passed through here last week for Boston. They had been purchased in the townships of Darling, Dalhousie and Lanark by Messrs. Balderson, T. R. Bulloch and Alex. McIntyre.

The sale of bakery business reported in last week’s issue was of short duration. As Mr. Hunter could not make amicable arrangements with a baker he backed out, and Mr. R. R. Drysdale has invested and employed Mr. F. Z. Webster to run the business while he still retains his position in Mr. R. Robertson’s general store.

On Saturday last Mr. M. Carborie, of the 8th line Lanark, laid a wager of $5 with his neighbour, Mr. J. Kenney, that there was not a team within a mile that could draw a certain huge stone on his farm. He. was taken up, and the money was placed in the hands of a third party. Mr. Doyle’s team was chosen, and drew the stone 17 feet in 9 minutes, beating the specified distance and time by 2 ft. and 6 min. respectively, and Mr. C. had to fork over the money, much to his astonishment. Be more careful in future, Michael.

 

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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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal09 May 1940, ThuPage 15

 

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Clipped from The Winnipeg Tribune06 Apr 1940, SatPage 14

 

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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