Number Two’s Try Harder?





I can’t post some newspaper articles on Facebook as you would never be able to read them. So here is one I thought everyone would enjoy.

Rod Snedden, age 21, of 118 High Street, Carleton Place said he was driving around Carleton Place with his fiance Anne Wylie when they heard the winning tickets from the Ottawa Exhibition attendance draw on the radio. That day in 1969 he finally heard the winning numbers and wasted no time speeding to Ottawa and the Exhibition grounds before the 11.p.m cutoff time.

The engaged couple had visited the annual fair for a couple of hours the first Saturday it was open. Mr. Snedden was a junior technician with an Ottawa engineering firm and had never won anything before.

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  02 Sep 1969, Tue,  Page 3


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 Publicity Club Coupon Contest of Smiths Falls 1931

Carleton Place 1940’s —- The Popularity Contest

Win a House in Carleton Place!


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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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