Results of School Fairs Lanark County — Who Do You Know?



Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 21 Oct 1925, Wed,
  3. 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 




“Pump up the Jam” at St. Helen’s School for Girls

  1. A Pakenham School Story from Ingram Scott

  2. Fear and Loathing of the School Inoculations

  3. Clippings and Photos of the 1958 Almonte Turkey Fair

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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