So Where Was Slabtown?

So Where Was Slabtown?
Several early Ontario mill towns went by the name of “Slabtown.” This Slabtown that is mentioned is in Renfrew County.

North Algona Wilberforce is a township in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. It has a … Golden Lake, Green Lake, Higginson’s Hill, Lake Dore, Lett’s Corners, Mink Lake, Mud Lake, Rankin, Slabtown, Trevor Ouellette Lake and Woito
Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Dec 1894, Wed  •  Page 3
Munster news-Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
14 Dec 1893, Thu  •  Page 6
Map of Slabtown, ON K8A 6W4

Why did I write about Slabtown? Because of my fascination of Slab City

Acollection of unlikely characters is standing around a fire in the middle of the California desert. There’s an older woman who introduces herself only as Tomahawk, kindly offering to give away a handful of colorful gems she bartered at a recent “trade circle.” Next to her is a bearded man—a former banker, he says—who’s currently staying at the rag-tag community’s hostel for the season. 

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Merchants of Lanark and Renfrew Counties 1850 – Directory Names Names — Genealogy

Renfrew The Creamery Town 1900

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.

2 responses »

  1. Linda, I would love to see an article on this village where my grandparents lived in the 30’s. It is near Fitzroy Harbour. My grandfather Walter Bootland was a mine superintendent or supervisor for the mill there. He left there to work in the gold fields in Noranda but died of leukaemia shortly after, likely a result of lead exposure at Kingdon. I have some photos if interested.

    Thank you! Regards Sharon



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