“They Didn’t Fit My Dinner”—Letters from Hilda-Maberly and Appleton– – Doug B. McCarten

“They Didn’t Fit My Dinner”—Letters from Hilda-Maberly and Appleton– – Doug B. McCarten


Hilda Buchanan McRostie– Doug B McCarten



Photo– Doug B McCarten




Mississippi River, Appleton, photo by Malak Karsh—North Lanark Regional Museum (2012.79.12.26)
Photographer: Malak Karsh
Donated by Eleanor Wright & Irene Dunn Thompson









1947 Appleton Women’s Institute Quilt Date: 1947
Location:  Appleton, Town of Mississippi Mills, Ontario, Canada
Credits: North Lanark Regional Museum (2012.11.1)
Donated by the Appleton Womens Institute




Text by -Hilda Buchanan McRostie– Doug B McCarten


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Moving Appleton Community Hall, photo by Irene Thompson–North Lanark Regional Museum

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The Community Hall in Appleton– North Lanark Regional Museum


McPhail Family Lineage--Click here

McPhail Annie F W Sister S 1868 32 R Ont Scotch Canadian Presb Tailoress

11733-06 Malcolm CAMERON, 30, clerk, Beckwith twp., Carleton Place, s/o Alexander CAMERON & Margaret McGREGOR, married Elizabeth McALLISTER, 28, Ireland, Carleton Place, d/o Alexander McALLISTER & Jane McCLURE, witn: J.H. EDWARDS of Carleton Place & Annie McPHAIL of Ottawa, 31 Jan 1906 at Carleton Place


Family Mysteries of Maberly — Doug B. McCarten

Local News and Farming–More Letters from Appleton 1921-Amy and George Buchanan-Doug B. McCarten

The Letters of John Buchanan and Mary Ilan–Appleton– from Doug McCarten

The Appleton Chinchilla House

The McCarten House of Carleton Place

The Witch of Plum Hollow – Carleton Place Grandmother

An Interview with the Witch of Plum Hollow–Mother Barnes— The Ottawa Free Press 1891

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I have been writing about downtown Carleton Place Bridge Street for months and this is something I really want to do. Come join me in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Saturday September 16 (rain date September 17) for a free walkabout of Bridge Street. It’s history is way more than just stores. This walkabout is FREE BUT I will be carrying a pouch for donations to the Carleton Place Hospital as they have been so good to me. I don’t know if I will ever do another walking tour so come join me on something that has been on my bucket list since I began writing about Bridge Street. It’s always a good time–trust me.

Are You Ready to Visit the Open Doors?

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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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