- The Ottawa Citizen,
- 21 Oct 1925, Wed,
- Page 17
Life on the farm can be very isolated, and for that reason communities have always provided a vital source of support. As farming communities began to develop in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, groups and events became a vital part of rural life.
The major activity of these groups was the annual and semi-annual fairs and exhibitions. Whether bringing people from across the road or across the province together, fairs allowed people to share their experiences and knowledge and to feel part of a larger whole.
Photo from –Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome 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. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.