In 1864 Mrs. M McDonald tried to sell her property known as the Clydeville Store at Gallinger’s Bridge. There was on the premises a good frame house formerly used as a store and dwelling. Ther ewas also a back sore and a smaller one with a stable and one of of the best Spring wells in the township. it was within 40 yards of the Clyde river and on the whole a most desirable place for a country store or a mechanical business. The terms were liberal.At one time there was a gristmill, a hotel and a blacksmith named Hugh McEwen that was well known in the area for making fine sleighs and runners.
The lumbering days gave rise to numerous mills along the Clyde and even in places on the smaller tributary streams with which a flourishing business was carried on. But, the passing of the industry, aided by fires and commercial failures left for the most part only memories turned themselves into rapidly fading dreams as the older generations died or moved away.
- The Ottawa Journal,
- 12 Mar 1964, Thu,
- Page 36
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