I like providing an interesting link to history. Something you never knew. Why? Some folks think history is boring, and sometimes you have to entice them to read what they are missing.
On Saturday I asked, “what was the best hot dog you ever ate?”
To which Gord Stroud said —“In school when I was a kid–Sacred Heart of Jesus in Lanark.“
Now if that isn’t a clue to get busy researching: I don’t know what is…:)
In August of 1820 Lanark was established as the second military settlement in Canada. By the spring of 1821 approximately 1500 settlers, predominantly Scottish weavers, were established in the community. The first Roman Catholics were from Ireland along with a large group of Catholics from French speaking Upper Canada. They would make the two day walk into Perth to attend services. Records show there were 239 Catholics in Lanark and…
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