The Mysterious Shoe Trees

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The Mysterious Shoe Trees

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.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
24 Jan 1985, Thu  •  Page 21

Also read____

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

by Neil Carleton — CLICK

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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