The Old Fashioned Carleton Place Picnic Tackberry Hill? McCreary’s Creek?

The Old Fashioned Carleton Place Picnic Tackberry Hill? McCreary’s Creek?



McLaughlin Buick





1951 CPHS Annual The Torch thanks to Doris Blackburn and Karen Blackburn Chenier

So where was Tackberry Hill, McCreary’s Creek and Paradise Alley?






Karen Hirst


Our graduation day from Oshawa General Hospital School of Nursing…last of the three year nursing program from this hospital in 1971. Nursing then became part of the Durham College curriculum as in other community colleges/universities.

A dozen red roses was presented to each Nursing graduate from Samuel McLaughlin who owned the estate next to the hospital. He started the McLaughlin Car Co. in 1907 which later evolved into General Motors of Canada ltd. He had given roses to the graduates for many, many years and was the primary benefactor of the hospital.

Group graduation photos were taken on the steps of his beautiful estate…he had made our day very special through his generosity.



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

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Schools Out for the Summer in the County

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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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