Almonte The Woolen Town 1900

Almonte The Woolen Town 1900



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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  17 Nov 1900, Sat,  Page 14

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A Village situated in the Township of Ramsay, on the Mississippi River, C.W. – distant from Bytown, 35 miles. Population about 200.


Gemmill, John, general store

Haskins, —-, planning and grooving mills

Leekie, Thomas, general store, 1/2 mile from the village

Mansill, Thomas, tannery, 1/2 mile from the village

McGregor, —-, innkeeper

McMorin, Rev. John, Scotch Church

Rea, Hugh, general store, boots and shoes

Reed, Samuel, carding mill

Richardson, Edward, grist mill

Shipman, Daniel, temperance inn

Shipman, Daniel, grist and saw mill

Wylie & Sons, general store

Wylie, James, postmaster


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)




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Almonte in the Twenties


Remembering John Kerry from Almonte—By Karen Hirst


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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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