When The Streets of Carleton Place Ran Thick With the Blood of Terror!- Volume 1- Part 2

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When The Streets of Carleton Place Ran Thick With the Blood of Terror!

Perth Courier, May 20, 1910

Lashed by a heavy gale, a fire broke out shortly after midnight Tuesday night in the rear of the Cameron Brothers, a meat shop in Carleton Place, spread with rapidity and before it was got under control 35 buildings were destroyed, entailing a loss of over $150,000 and nearly 100 people were left homeless.

The handsome Zion Presbyterian Church was totally destroyed and among the residences completely wrecked was that of the late Jas. Gillies, which was one of the finest in town.  The drill hall, curling rink, Masonic hall and other structures that ranked among the best in town are completely demolished

The blow is the hardest that has ever been dealt the enterprising Junction Town and the people are stunned by the disaster.  The only fortunate feature is…

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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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