Where is This in Carleton Place? Chaos on William Street?



We have a few landmarks in Carleton Place. I have already written about our “Statue of Liberty” and have you visited our local Labyrinth? It may be not like the one in the film The Shining, but it is a lot of fun, and it’s all ours! Of course it its right behind our Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.

After I looked up the history of William Street I came across some pretty ghastly history. What do you really know about William Street in Carleton Place?


“A Mr. Aitken, from Appleton way, used to leave town with his horses on the gallop down William Street, but they arrived at a more sedate pace on entering the town”.

Okay, that was a social note in our local Canadian paper in the late 1800’s but did you know that William Street had a lot of bad luck haunting it?

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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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