Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason number 1 #theytookerrjobs

Why You Need to Vote for Carleton Place in the CHEZ 106 Contest– Reason number 1 #theytookerrjobs

Photo- One of the Rosamond Almonte Mills on the left and the Peden Family in front of the Rosamond House on Bell Street in Carleton Place.–

Biggs & Barr March Madness of Small Towns

Which small town is the BEST small town?

🗓️ Tournament finishes on March 27th, 2023.


James Rosamond, the textile king in Almonte once owned the home on Bell Street.The home is located on a piece of land originally obtained by William Morphy who came in 1819 but he never received a deed for the land until way after 1824. Morphy sold a portion of the land to James Rosamond who built the stone home that sits next to Hurd’s Hall. He was also once once of the first industrialist developers in Carleton Place.

James Rosamond built mills in Carleton Place and Almonte in the 1840s and 1850s. His sons, Bennett and James, began the large Almonte mill in 1866, in partnership with George Stephen of Montréal. Rosamond operated a woolen factory across the street from his home in Carleton Place until a dispute began with the Carleton Place town council about the lease of the land. He left as fast as  you can say ” Jack is your uncle” when Amonte lured him with great promises and dreams and began the Rosamond Woolen Mill in Almonte. It became one of the most progressive mills in Canada. Bell Street was also known as a thriving street. The street had some twenty five buildings scattered along its present four blocks. Read the rest here..https://lindaseccaspina.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/rosamunds-the-one-carleton-place-let-get-away/

The first in  squabbles between Almonte and Carleton Place, but we do love our neighbour. BUT Please VOTE for us!!


for another history lesson why Carleton Place should win!!

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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