Community Plowing Way Back Then —

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Community Plowing Way Back Then —

Wilda WhyteI think that pic is on Rossetta road by Stewart Rodger old farm plow truck most likey Edwin Mckirdy Laurie Whyte.

Karen LloydWilda Whyte I think you are right. That old truck is in the Museum in Ottawa.

Karen Lloyd=Stuart McIntosh no…he didn’t buy the plow until the early 50s.

Ray ThompsonLooks like his for sure. I was luckily enough to get a ride in it. Driver side was on the right. He operated the wing and drove

Stuart McIntoshElvin McKay had an army truck like that he used to clear lanes around Union Hall area.

Lyall MckayStuart McIntosh it appears to be a vee plough his was a straight plough made from a steam engine boiler

Valerie RodgerSure looks like the trees at Stewart & Isobel’s lane way.

Stuart McIntoshThanks for the pic Lyle. Great memories of that truck.

Stuart McIntoshI believe you sat on the right side to drive it. Barely enough clearance to park it at the back of his garage.

Peter MclarenErwin Gibson and Johnny Gibson both had army trucks that plowed township roads.

Robert ShanksClearing was done by Big Hitches of horses pulling and pushing road graders. The ones out front did the pulling while the ones out back pushed on an angle to stop the plow from being pushed sideways by the forces on the plow blade!

. A wintery day in the Eastern Townships of Quebec where I was born.. 1937.. Can you imagine?

Jennifer E Ferris
March 1, 2021  · 


Tonight’s snow squall on the way home. Can’t see 1/2 a km, maybe a 1/4.
Glad to be home.
Wicked north wind driving the snow across

Blair T. Paul, Artist – Canadian and International
December 27, 2021 at 12:11 PM  · 




This is what winters used to look like…when snow came in December on a regular basis and lasted until March. As a boy in Poland, where this picture was taken in the 1940s, it meant great sleigh riding and snow forts, but what a job to keep the road open!
Teams of horses pulled wooden ploughs to keep a track open, and in this photo my great Uncle Robert MacDougall is standing on the sleigh, and I think Lennox Paul may be on the right. Aunt Jessie Paul’s house and the United Church are seen in the background

One Snowy Night in Carleton Place — A Short Memoir by Dennis Lloyd

The Snowstorm of March 1947 – Jim Houston

Ya call that a Snowstorm? Linda’s Mailbag

To All the Snowmageddons I Have Loved Before

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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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