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Just Beat it! The Carnival Riot of 1969–Newspaper Articles
The young people occupying the bank stairs causing trouble– LOLOL- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
In 1970 my Father was furious that I was hanging out with hippies and always carrying a tambourine. During one of our arguments (at a neighbourhood party no less) I told him that all people over the age of 30 should be sent to farms. When I turned 30, my father handed me a birthday card and asked me when I was leaving for the farm. Touche Arthur Knight-touche!
The town of Carleton Place either had a band of hippies ride through town and park themselves at Riverside Park, or their youth were changing and the townsfolk wanted nothing to do with it.
Tonight- three edited letters below from 1970 The Carleton Place Canadian
By the time the Hippie Movement had arrived, the young men in the top picture were all in university or teachers college