The Franktown Airport Debacle

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The Franktown Airport Debacle

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Two photos from the Carleton Place Canadian Files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage  Museum

Madonna Bell The airport was to be built on our farm the year was 1977

Janice Tennant Campbell Yes Carl Bell with hand on fence and behind man with the pipe in the other photo. Might be Fred Ford on the far left in the first photo (ball hat)

Caroleann Lowry McRae Stanley Brunton behind man with hat.  Doug Wiseman far left

H.l. Crosbie Alex Bell Milk Marketing at front with hat and Chris Bell with hand on fence was with railroad I think.

Robert Bell Right about Alex Bell (my dad) and I believe that is Carl Bell with hand on fence.

Robert Bell Okay, talked with family to figure this out. Pictures were taken at the time Lanark County was looking to build an airport near Franktown (potential site) around 1980 ± a year or 2. Suspect the location is either where Beckwith Golf Course or Moodie Estates are today. In the picture are (l-r) Doug Wiseman, James Snow (Minister of Transportation – Ontario), ?, ? Alex Bell, Stanley Brunton, ?, and Carl Bell.

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Robert Bell Okay, talked with family to figure this out. Pictures were taken at the time Lanark County was looking to build an airport near Franktown (potential site) around 1980 ± a year or 2. Suspect the location is either where Beckwith Golf Course or Moodie Estates are today. In the picture are (l-r) Doug Wiseman, James Snow (Minister of Transportation – Ontario), ?, ? Alex Bell, Stanley Brunton, ?, and Carl Bell.

Thanks Robert Bell and everyone else to pointing out there should be a story about this

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  21 Apr 1977, Thu,  Page 63

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  26 Apr 1977, Tue,  Page 81

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  14 Jun 1977, Tue,  Page 55

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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)

relatedreading

Armchair Tourism in Carleton Place –Part 5–Fly Me to the Moon

The Spirit of Carleton Place -Shotgun with the Sky Pilots of Carleton Place PT.1

The Carleton Place Airport: You are clear to land it for $2.5 million

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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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