The Moldowans —- Mary Cook News Archives 1982

The Moldowans  —- Mary Cook News Archives 1982

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This photo from the Christmas Parade of 1981 is of Mike Moldowan’s chip wagon passing the Bank of Nova Scotia. From the Collection of The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. Tim Campbell The original horse drawn chip wagon was given to the museum and then loaned to the Chamber of Commerce. It was then basically ignored until it was irreparable and I believe it was demolished. A sad ending to a great story.



 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 May 1982, Thu  •  Page 8



In Memory of Mike Moldowan — The Man Behind the Fries

Historic chip wagon owner will not be compensated by town

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Or Mike Muldowan’s Fries

1963 Rule of Thumb for a Strong Physique — Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

The Day Mike Muldowan’s House Burnt Down

Documenting Franktown Road Before it Changes

Lottie Barr’s Chips Almonte –Thanks to Allan Stanley

Chip Trucks We Have Known



Mary Cook Archives

Mary and Walter Swinwood — Mary Cook News Archives 1981

The Evolution of the Women’s Institute — Mary Cook News Archives 1982

Bob Sadler’s Boat Rides –Mary Cook News Archives 1982

Carleton Place Ladies Auxiliary — Chamber of Commerce 1987– Mary Cook Archives

It’s Hard for Women to get into Office in Carleton Place — 1974 –Mary Cook

Mary Cook Archives —Philip Mailey — January 25 1983

Carleton Place a place for Mad Scientists! Mary Cook News Archives 1983

Mary Cook Archives — Rifle Ranges and Nursery Schools — September 1980

Mary Cook News Archives — The Wool Industry 1982

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.

3 responses »

  1. I remember Saturday nights, in the mid-fifties, buying chips when the truck was outside the bowling alley. Never could find better chips during my life. The brown paper cone filled with chip ,sprinkled with salt, and the bottom soaked with vinegar.


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