Win a House in Carleton Place!



I am a great fan of Brent Eades and when I was searching for something yesterday I came across this great article he wrote for The Millstone in 2012 called: Pick of the Past- which was the “best of” in the Almonte Gazette.

December 20, 1945

The Legion in Carleton Place, under president G.W. Comba, was raffling off a house, “value $4,000.00” (about $53,000 today.)

1945-51Photo from the Millstone 2014– Courtesy Almonte Gazette

It seems not everyone was happy with these lottery type draws. Apparently the Attorney General decided to clamp down on lotteries that year because tickets were being sold in places that they should not be.

It was referred to in the Almonte Gazette that the practice of one neighbouring town (Carleton Place) dispensing these draws have become so common that they are irritating the public. They believed the only exception someone can solicit someone…

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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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