Appleton Notes– Who Do you Know?– Names Names Names

Appleton Notes– Who Do you Know?– Names Names Names


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  04 Apr 1901, Thu,  Page 5




Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  17 Aug 1901, Sat,  Page 5


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  12 Jan 1934, Fri,  Page 20



Another gem from Tom Edwards​- “These pictures are in a book. They are glued into the book so I can’t see anything on the back. Top Left says Caldwells Mills Appleton. Top Right says Caldwells Mills Appleton. Bottom Left says SS# 11 Ramsay and Bottom Right says CPR Station Bedell. There are more pics in this book. The date on a few of them are 1920” Author’s note–In 1886 Bedell was known as Kemptville Junction. It was renamed Kemptn in 1912 and then renamed again to Bedell Crossing in 1919.


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  16 Dec 1889, Mon,  Page 3


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  15 Jul 1925, Wed,  Page 2


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Tandem Quadracycle Photo
NLRM 2013.9.55
c. 1930

This photo depicts a woman (Miss. Bellamine) with an unnamed young man on what appears to be an early bicycle at first glance. However, upon inspection this is actually a Coventry Rotary Quadracycle from 1885. When bicycles were just starting to take off, stability was a very big issue. In response to this, tricycles and quadracycles (4 wheels) gained momentum quickly in North America. This model is of note as it was one of the earliest quadracycles to incorporate bicycle-like foot pedals instead of foot levers.

Although it is not visible from this angle, there is a fourth wheel extending behind the machine, providing added stability. As bicycles became more stable, the quadracycle largely fell to disuse, however this photo from 1930 shows that if not as practical as they once were, quadracycles were still fun!


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Jack and Isobel Collie constructed their house between 1946 and 1947–NLRM



Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ 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.



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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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