1970s Lanark County Beauty Queens

1970s Lanark County Beauty Queens



from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Left- Cindy Julian McIntosh and right Bonnie Johnson-Almonte Pageant Participants




Taken in 1977 at Bladerson Cheese Factory- Andrea McCoy- Lanark Dairy Princess 1976-1977 and Betty Jenkins Ontario Dairy Princess 1976-1977- Taken by Inez McCoy, Betty was down touring the area and they were on a tour of the cheese factory

from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum




Holstein Banquet February 1977 Andrea McCoy right–Margo Allan on the right– Cathy McRae – Wood in middle



Betty Jenkins Ontario Dairy Princess 76/77 and Andrea McCoy Lanark Dairy Princess 76/77. Hersey Plant Smiths Falls



Andrea McCoy said–the Renfrew County Dairy Princess is Eileen O’Gorman. The occasion I do not know but I am thinking summer of 1977








Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 08 Feb 1962, Thu,
  3. Page 23


Susan Bailey, Theresa Byrne, Cindy Julian

 - Lanark Junior Farmers To Aid Flood Relief...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  06 Jun 1950, Tue,  Page 5





Here She Comes Miss Eastern Ontario –Photos

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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