So What Did We Find Out About this Photo from Lanark Village?

So What Did We Find Out About this Photo from Lanark Village?



So what did we learn about this old photo from the Almonte Gazette and Carleton Place Canadian from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum?

I thought these should be documented for future Lanark County humour..

Judy Arnott identified this photo Lanark Village, replacing the old bridge on Main street.

1.Ken Barr Isn’t that the walkway Terry Donaldson drove his Mini across?

Apparently Ken it was..

2. Folks noticed on The Tales of Carleton Place that the sign had acquired a few shots.

Apparently–A metal sign is a golden opportunity.

  • It’s a solid target that won’t fall over If you shoot it
  • You don’t have to pay for the target
  • It is already set up for you, so you don’t have to walk to set it up nor retrieve it after finished shooting
  • It is in an area where no one else is around before and after the target
  • It is straight on from where you are standing
  • It makes a loud rewarding ding when you shot it
  • The 0 is a pre-painted bullseye for you



We also found out that it was taken in 1977–1978



Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Photo



 - Sod turning ceremony for Lanark Village dam...

Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 04 Aug 1977, Thu,


 - SMITHS FALLS, Dec.-121.t!-!31-year-oia...


 - Clyde river, when the accident occurred. " He...

Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 21 Dec 1956, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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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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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