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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