Caught on the Clyde June 27 1902

Caught on the Clyde June 27 1902




June 27, 1902

The frame of the new sawmill is erected and the machinery will be installed at once.


We had  a superfluity of rain and rain Tuesday. Probably the weather man thought it was Coronation Day and started in to cut up a scheduled time.


Mr. R- J- Drysdale, of Lanark, has purchased the lumbering business of Mr. William Playfair, of Lavant. The sale included mills, residence and a nine mile timber unit.


Mr. Jas- Bertrand, of Snow Road, a young man 18 years of age, well known to many Lanark people, was killed by a train on the K. & P. Ry. near Mississippi Station last Thursday.


Mr. W. Cohen is doing his share these days he says towards painting the town ( Lanark Village) red. He has a couple of artists slapping a beautiful coat of red paint on his store property on George street, which bids to add brightness to the block.


A dozen Perth juveniles young in years but old at the business, came out to Lanark and crossed sticks in a game of lacrosse with a bunch of Lanark gaffers last Saturday. There was a swell exhibition of the national game, and some clever playing was done. Perth home proved whirlwinds and managed to rub between the Lanark flags six times. Lanark only affected one passage. There was a good, attendance of spectators and playing on both,’ sides was loudly applauded. Lanark’s goal keeping by Poke Manahan was the star feature of the game.



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Lanark County women but not the women below.

Thursday was Ladies’ Day in Lanark. About 200 women; pride and beauty of the county, members of the W.F.M.S., assembled by invitation at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Caldwell. About forty came from Carleton Place and Almonte, Appleton, Perth, Balderson and numerous other places sending from one to ten each. The president of the local Presbyterian branch of the society gave an address, and a musical program was also given by several ladies present. Miss Mamie Laurie, of Toronto, sang a couple of sacred solos. Tea was served on the spacious lawn beside the Caldwell home, and everybody present heartily enjoyed, themselves. Profane man had no place at the function, but at office, bench and shop during the afternoon his senses were delightfully entertained by the melody proceeding from 200 female throats that knew how to sing, and all over town the strains were heard



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 andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)




Remembering a Shoemaker in Lanark Village–Thomas Wilson

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



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About lindaseccaspina

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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