The “Tramp” from Ottawa to Perth 1877 Come Walk With Them

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The “Tramp” from Ottawa to Perth 1877 Come Walk With Them

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Clipped from

  1. Ottawa Daily Citizen,
  2. 22 Sep 1877, Sat,
  3. Page 1

 

historicalnotes

FranktownHotel.jpg

Franktown Hotel Perth Remembered

The former hotel in Franktown. The now quiet village once had three such establishments which provided accommodation, food and drink for travellers between Perth and Bytown (Ottawa).

Intersection of Gore and Foster Streets with the Hicks Hotel to the right and Shaw’s to the left in the foreground. In the distance at the corner of Wilson and Peter Street is Mendels. Photo Perth Remembered

 

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