The Appleton Incident 1954

The Appleton Incident 1954


Yesterday I heard from “Kathie Saunders” whose sister was rescued from the mighty Mississippi River. It’s not every often you hear from someone that was involved in an incident– and I consider that an amazing day when I do.

“When I was a small girl my mother had put my youngest sister in the carriage and put her outside. Well I thought I would take her for a walk and where we lived at the time there was rolling hills. Down at the bottom was the river just over from the falls. Well I went up one hill and the carriage got away from me and it went into the water.

The merchants down in the village called Fire Dept. and I remember that there were people there flashing their cameras and people had read it in the paper.”


Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 07 May 1954, Fri,
  3. 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 and The Tales of Almonte


Debbie Dixon and The CPR Bridge Incident in Carleton Place–Linda’s Mailbag

What Happened on the CPR Railway Bridge?

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s