The Day the Hershey Plant Opened in Smiths Falls

The Day the Hershey Plant Opened in Smiths Falls



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  28 Jan 1978, Sat,  Page 80


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  17 Apr 1961, Mon,  Page 3


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  17 Jun 1963, Mon,  Page 9


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In 2009 The U.S.  Hershey company shuttered its plant after 45 years. In 2010 the town, which is not particularly flush with cash, is spending $170,000 to repaint and repair an iconic water tower that declares the city of 9,000 the “Chocolate Capital of Ontario.

The water tower had a Hershey’s chocolate bar and it said “Chocolate Capital of Ontario.” Given that Hershey had left the community, it was time for them to go forward and remove that.

I still miss going there.




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.



Why the Hershey Chocolate Company Never Came to Carleton Place

From Chocolate to Lofts- Memories of Patterkrisp Candy?

When Corn Doesn’t Grow- Neilson Chocolate Will


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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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