Finding a New Photo from the Guelph Archives #Excitement

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Finding a New Photo from the Guelph Archives #Excitement

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Mississippa(sic) River, Carleton Place–Guelph Public Library Archives (ON00126c6-0-0-0-0-766)

I spend a lot of the day searching for things. If I find a photo I have never seen before–well, that is an amazing day for me (I have high goals LOl), and today going through what I call ‘a back door’ looking for information on the Robinson family I came across this photo of Carleton Place from the Guelph Public Library Archives (ON00126c6-0-0-0-0-766)

I had never seen the photo before, and when I saw the listing I realized why it never came up. Mississippi was spelled wrong and the same way it was spelled on the back of the 9 by 12  mounted photo at the archives. The word “sic” was placed beside it meaning it was used in brackets after a copied or quoted word that appears odd or erroneous to show that the word is quoted exactly as it stands in the original.

To the left in the photo you can see what is now St. James Park, which was originally the site of the Rosamond Woolen Mill and then home to a sawmill owned by the Canada Lumber Co. which is what you see in the photo. Their lumberyard was where St. James’s Elliot Hall is located. In 1911 the abandoned mill was demolished and replaced by the Carleton Place Hydro Company. So because the hydro dam is not there this photo was before 1911.

Jennifer Fenwick Irwin from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum added this:

Now we have a photograph of the Brown and MacDonald Woolen Mill that sat just east of the Brown & Sons Flour Mill. That’s the stone house belonging to Allan MacDonald tucked behind it. Look at the hydro pole mid river! That small tower on the roof of the Brown flour mill – that’s new to us. And such a great, detailed view of the Canada Lumber Company – wow.
We will be ordering a high resolution image from the Guelph Archives for our collection right away!

SAME location a few years later from the collection of Carleton Place after the dam was built

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Another view from the Photo-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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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.

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The Day Carleton Place was Nearly Wiped Out!

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Found by Aiden Daigle
Jennifer Fenwick Irwin from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum added this:
Now we have a photograph of the Brown and MacDonald Woolen Mill that sat just east of the Brown & Sons Flour Mill. That’s the stone house belonging to Allan MacDonald tucked behind it. Look at the hydro pole mid river! That small tower on the roof of the Brown flour mill – that’s new to us. And such a great, detailed view of the Canada Lumber Company – wow.
We will be ordering a high resolution image from the Guelph Archives for our collection right away!

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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