In the 1950s we had a shoe tree which according to the late great Blaine Cornell was located on upper High Street, which I keep asking if folks remember. When I moved here there was also a super great shoe tree just as you turned into the town of Almonte on the right hand side at the edge of the forest. Then many years later it was removed.
Carleton Place once again had the beginnings of one on McArthur Island which used to be called Gillies Grove. I managed to take a photo before some of the trees disappeared years ago LOL.
So what happened to the shoe trees? Dies anyone know? I also found these notes in the old Ottawa Citizen.
Lost Lanark Legacy Fruit Trees– Need Help!
Whatever Happened to the Lanark County Greening Apple?
When Were Some of the Trees Planted in Riverside Park?
also read from the millstone
Tree of many tongues
April 15, 2013 – 7:00 am