We need our old newspapers archived and on the internet, there is no doubt about it, but it is costly and takes time. The Almonte Gazette is online, but sadly our old Carleton Place newspapers are not, due to costs. Shane Wm Edwards sent me this link about a man who is documenting newspapers online.
One computer expert working alone has built a historic newspaper site (http://fultonhistory.com) that’s orders of magnitude bigger and more popular than one created by a federal bureaucracy with millions of dollars to spend.
Armed only with a few PCs and a cheap microfilm scanner, Tom Tryniski has played David to the Library of Congress’ Goliath. Tryniski’s site, which he created in his living room in upstate New York, has grown into one of the largest historic newspaper databases in the world, with 22 million newspaper pages.
By contrast, the Library of Congress’ historic newspaper site, Chronicling America, has 5 million newspaper pages on its site while costing taxpayers about $3 per page. In January, visitors to Fultonhistory.com accessed just over 6 million pages while Chronicling America pulled fewer than 3 million views. For complete text and links, go to: http://bit.ly/YT5KcL Video written, produced, shot and edited by Jim Epstein, who also narrates. Shane warned me there was interesting things on there and it did not take long before I was hooked. I have a couple of 1000 clippings on another site I have been working on to document them and now this. LOL. Oh well all fair in love and history.
The Illustrated Buffalo Express September 24 1922
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.