Carleton Place the Thriving Junction Town 1900

Carleton Place the Thriving Junction Town 1900



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1900 Postmarked Business Envelope

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


But down at the Junction (Carleton Place), where, sweet, waters flow The broad  Mississippi, alive and aglow, Bill Nichols and Pattie, night, morning and noon, Jump like the old cow that jumped over the moon Today it is bridges, tomorrow the roads  For here is the chairman the biggest of toads, And dark grows the puddle of taxes and rates As they ever boost  Carleton bless their innocent  They, ride in a roller with a calliope’s  scream and each one is heading along  at full steam–The Lanark County Council Scottish Poem– names names names




1900 – To supply serge for British army uniforms the Canada Woollen Mills expanded its operations here at the Gillies and Hawthorne mills.

Local talent presented the Temple of Fame, an historical pageant.  The town had a day of enthusiastic celebrations when news of the Relief of Ladysmith came from South Africa.

The Carleton Place Canoe Club was reorganized as a racing association and joined the new international canoe association.  A district grouping to include Ottawa, Brockville, Aylmer, Britannia and Carleton Place clubs was planned.  This town’s club ordered its first war canoe.

Peter Salter bought and reopened the Carleton House, the oldest two storey stone building in the town.  He renamed it the Leland Hotel.




A Village situated on the River Mississippi, in the Township of Beckwith, County of Lanark, C.W. – distant from Perth, 21 miles, from Bytown, 30 miles, and from Smith’s Falls, 20 miles.

Population about 500.


BELL, ROBERT, & Co., dealers in dry goods, groceries, crockery, hardware, & c.

CARLETON PLACE HERALD, weekly, James C. Poole, publisher

DUNNET, GEORGE, dealer in dry goods, groceries, hardware, crockery, drugs & c.

M’ARTHUR, A., & Co., general store, dry goods, groceries, hardware, crockery, & c.

POOLE, JAMES C., printing office

ROSEMOND, JAMES, woollen manufactory

Bell, Robert, M.P.P., agent for marriage licenses, town reeve, and postmaster

Bell, R., & Co., tannery

Bells & Rosemond, grist, saw, and oat mills

Constable, Rev. T.W., Wesleyan Methodist

County Agricultural Society, Robert Bell, secretary and treasurer

Duncan, James, blacksmith and axe factory

Equitable Fire Assurance Company – R. Bell & Co., agents

Fuller, Samuel, foundry

Galvin, Patrick, tailor

Graham, John, waggon and sleigh maker

Gray, Rev. Peter, Free Church

Halcroft, Rev. L., Baptist

Johnston, Robert, general store

Lavalee, Napoleon, hotelkeeper and inspector of beef and pork

M’Donald, Allen, wool-carding and cloth dressing mills

M’Gregor, Duncan, blacksmith and axe factory

M’Laren, Robert, Robert Burns tavern

M’Laughlan, Rev. James, Cameronian

Moffat, William, carpenter and builder

Murphy, Michael, tavern keeper

National Loan Fund Life Assurance Company, R. Bell & Co., agents

Nelson, Hugh, saddler and harness maker

Nelson, Johnson, classical and commercial school

Pattie, David, carpenter and builder

Peden, William, general store

Pittard, Joseph, waggon and sleigh maker

Poole, James C., clerk of division court

Pyne, Rev. A., Church of England

Wilson, Rev. Richard, Wesleyan Methodist

Wilson, William, M.D.


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Carleton Place 1960?? What year do you think? Julie Sadler said- With parking on both sides, you received your driver’s license if you could drive down the main street without hitting anything!

 - Just as the congrgegatlon were leaving leaving...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  27 Dec 1898, Tue,  Page 3


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.



Almonte The Woolen Town 1900

Renfrew The Creamery Town 1900

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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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