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Names of Leading Hotels 1887

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Names of Leading Hotels 1887

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Baldachin Inn 

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  1. The Gazette,
  2. 09 Apr 1887, Sat,
  3. Page 6

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  4. Cool Burgess — Minstrel Shows at Reilly’s Hotel

  5. What is Heritage? — The Old Hotel in Almonte

  6. Meeting Your Neighbours — Paul Latour and The Almonte Hotel

  7. The Storm of 1952 –McKeen’s Hotel Window’s Smashed- Dogs Cats and Fowl Die in Barrage

  8. Ompah! Ompah! The Trout Lake Hotel

  9. Queen’s Royal Hotel 1899 Guest List- Names Names Names

    Sam of the Russell Hotel in Smiths Falls

    Did You Know we Once Had a Grand Hotel? The Grand Central Hotel

    The Rules of the Queen’s Hotel in Carleton Place

  10. “You Fight Your Own Battles- I will Fight Mine”– Dan Miller of the Queen’s Hotel

  11. Romancing the Mississippi Hotel

    Carleton Place Folk Art from the Queen’s Hotel –The Millers

    The Leland and Rathwell Hotels on Bridge Street

    Leo Doyle of the Leland Hotel in Carleton Place –Calling All Doyles

  12. McCann’s Hotel Fire in Perth

  13. I Can Dream About You —Early Hotels of Perth

  14. The “Tramp” from Ottawa to Perth 1877 Come Walk With Them

  15. Part 1- Tales of the Chatteron House Corset — Queen’s Hotel in Carleton Place- can be found here.Part 2- Hell on Wheels at Lady Chatterton’s Hotel in Carleton Place– can be found here.

    Part 3- I Will Take Some Opium to Go Please —The “Drug Dispensary” at the Chatterton House Hotel

    Part 4- Chatterton House Hotel Registrar- George Hurdis -1884

    Part 5-What the Heck was Electric Soap? Chatterton House Hotel Registrar

    Part 6-The First Mosh Pits in Carleton Place — The Opera House of the Chatterton House Hotel

    Part 7-All the President’s Men — Backroom Dealings in Carleton Place?

    Part 8- Who Was John Boland? Chatterton House/Queen’s Hotel Registry — The Burgess Family Dynasty

    Part 9-What Happens Behind The Queen’s Hotel Stays Behind the Queen’s Hotel

    part 10-John Sparrow’s Royal Parilion – Chatterton House Hotel Carleton Place

    part 11-The Rules of the Queen’s Hotel in Carleton Place

    part 12 –He Did What? Tales of the Queen’s Hotel

    The Sultans of Swing at The Queen’s Hotel in Carleton Place

    Things That Disappear in Carleton Place — Elgin Street and The Queen’s Hotel Sign

    The Mystery Murals of The Queen’s and Mississippi Hotel

     

  16. Romancing the Mississippi Hotel

  17. Murders and Mysteries of the Mississippi Hotel

    Thieves at the Mississippi Hotel–When Crime Began to Soar

    All About Lorraine Lemay –Mississippi Hotel

    The Old Side Door of the Mississippi Hotel

    Architecture Stories: The Hotel that Stompin’ Tom Connors Saved

    The Napoleon of Carleton Place

    Grandma’s Butterscotch Pie

    Mississippi Hotel Beer — Brading’s Beer

    In the Mississippi Hotel Mood with Mrs. Glen Miller

    The Mystery Murals of The Queen’s and Mississippi Hotel

    Burnin’ Old Memories –The Mississippi Hotel Fire

    Romancing the Mississippi Hotel in 1961

    Where Was Linda? A Necromancer Photo Blog -Victorian Seance at the Mississippi Hotel

    Spooky Night at the Seccaspina Hotel

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Do You Have Slippers Like This?

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Do You Have Slippers Like This?

 

The first slippers were worn by the concubines of a rich sultan in 12th Century Vietnam. Wearing slippers kept the concubines captive. Having only soft, slippery, thin-soled slippers on their feet meant the women could never survive escape through the rocky terrain outside the harem.

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So what would the Sultan have said about Juliann Whitney’s slippers above that I saw on Facebook last night? Could she have escaped the  rocky terrain outside the harem? Leah Williams-MacInnes told her to keep them, and Karina Nowak said, if they “spark joy” you get to keep them – no questions asked!

May Mutter said I have the same issue with the same slippers!! It’s like heaven on your feet and I can’t find them again 💔 And what did I say?  I’ve got two pair identical LOLOLOL and yes, they are like heaven on my feet.

 

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Actual photo of one pair of my slippers LOL

 

Here is one of them, and as you can see by the soles I wear them outside, in the garage, or trying to escape through the rocky terrain outside the harem and through the dust on my wood floors. I mean, what’s not to love about these slippers? Two times 10 bucks each at WalMart = 3 years of heaven on my feet for 20 bucks.

 

Give the girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world!

 

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I mean if these well worn babies went for $59.37 on EBay.. how much would mine and Julia’s go for? Not that we are into that fetishy sort of stuff LOLOL!

 

Post your photos of your slippers in the comment section

 

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Did The Bootleggers in Lanark County Wear Cow Shoes?

More Photos of Caldwell School –Llew Lloyd

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More Photos of Caldwell School –Llew Lloyd

 

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Llew Lloyd I found another photo and it is Kindergarten Graduation . Todd Lancaster is sitting beside Steven and the boy between Todd and Sandra looks like Jeff Irvine . The teacher is Gail Plaunt . I’m pretty sure there’s a picture around here with Donna 

 

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Llew Lloyd Steven Grade 1 Mrs. Ward
Donna Lowe Wardno I actually started my teaching career as Donna Lowe-Ward but the kids just called me Mrs. Ward. I kept my maiden name because of my step dancing fame – lol. Not sure about Liz Hamilton’s name change. When I started teaching she was Mrs. Hamilton.
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Llew Lloyd

Steven Grade 2 Mrs.Hamilton

 

 

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Lobster John and Arnold the Pig in Carleton Place

More History on Caldwell Elementary School –Heather Perrault

Thurlow and Lavant Clippings

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Thurlow and Lavant Clippings

 

 

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Hugh THURLOW arrived at Lavant Twp. with his wife, Ann CHRISTLOW, and young family in 1856 from Westport, North Crosby Twp., Leeds Co. His farmstead was located on Lot 11, Concession 3, of Lavant Twp, and contained two hundred acres. Hugh was the son of George THURLOW and Mary BALLANTYNE of Westport. Hugh was born about 1828. Hugh was a Farmer and Yeoman. Hugh’s first wife, Ann, was born about 1829 in Scotland. They married at Westport on 22 Dec 1847. Their first 4 children were born at Westport. They had another 7 children born at Lavant Twp. Ann died some time between 1871 and 1874.

Hugh married secondly to Jane McINNESS, daughter of Edward McINNESS and Janet BAIRD , on 16 Jun 1874 at Middleville. Jane was born about 1849 in Lanark Twp. Hugh and Jane had 5 children together, all born at Lavant Twp.. Jane died between 1881 and 1886.

Hugh married a third time to the widow Mrs. Caroline VICE (or VOICE), daughter of Israel and Isabella BOLTON, on 8 Oct 1886 at Lavant. Caroline was born 22 Sep 1846 at Carlton Place. Together, Hugh and Caroline had two more children. Caroline had at least 3 more children from her previous marriage.

Hugh died at the age of 65 of heart failure on 20 Jun 1892 at Lavant Twp.. He was buried on his farm. After Hugh’s death his farm and land in Lavant was sold
off and the proceeds distribute to Caroline and his children. Hugh was the father of 17 children all but two of whom survived to adult hood. Most of
Hugh’s children by his first marriage moved to Michigan where many their descendants still live today. Other descendants remain today in the eastern
Ontario region.

William Thurlow

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lanark, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Death: August 19, 1936 (75)
Saginaw County, Michigan, United States
Place of Burial: Midland, Midland County, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family: Son of Hugh Knatchbull Thurlow and Anna Thurlow
Husband of Mary Thurlow
Father of Glenn ThurlowMatilda Jane ThurlowHerbert Gleason ThurlowColeman Milton Thurlow and James Arthur Thurlow
Brother of George Edward Arthur ThurlowMary Jane SmithMargaret ClossElizabeth ClossSamuel Thurlow and 4 others
Half brother of Janet B. GarrettArchibald Edwin ThurlowMary Jane StranahanFlorence May ThayerHugh Edward Thurlowand 2 others

 

 

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 30 May 1955, Mon,
  3. Page 4

 

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Montreal, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Tue, Nov 16, 1880 · Page 1
Died in the Asylum—Mrs. Sarah Horn, wife of Mr. James Horn of Lavant Township, died at Kingston at the asylum on the 13th inst., where she had been taken a few months ago.

Perth Courier, Feb. 23, 1877

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 30 Jun 1956, Sat,
  3. Page 5

 

Lavant Township consists mostly of swamps. It was slow in populating and in 1842 the population was only 40 people.

Flower Station:
Was a postal station in the 1880s. Gilbert White was the postmaster and also general merchant.
Lavant:
Is a village in the southern portion of Lavant Township. In the Historical Atlas for Lanark County, it is marked Lavant PO.
Clyde Forks:
In the Historical Atlas for Lanark County, there is Ochil PO which was near Clyde Forks.

 

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Dear Uncle Ray — Marian and Ettie Morrow — Bessie and Robert Sproule –Shirley Thomas Lavant Station 1942

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Dear Uncle Ray — Marian and Ettie Morrow — Bessie and Robert Sproule –Shirley Thomas Lavant Station 1942

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My 4 1942

 

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 21 Mar 1942, Sat,
  3. Page 18

 

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 Uncle Ray’s Mail Bag in the Ottawa Citizen and was a syndicated Canadian column that was extremely popular.

 

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 21 Mar 1942, Sat,
  3. Page 18

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 28 Mar 1942, Sat,
  3. Page 20

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What if Locks Had Been on the Mississippi River?

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What if Locks Had Been on the Mississippi River?

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  1. Ottawa Daily Citizen,
  2. 30 Jul 1869, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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  1. Ottawa Daily Citizen,
  2. 26 Apr 1870, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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Canal in Carleton Place? Clipped from The Ottawa Citizen, 20 Dec 1899, Wed, Page 5

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Photo–Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce “The Ripple”

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Carleton Place July 31, 1885 from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage MuseumW.H. Wylie’s steam yacht “The Ripple(43′ keel, 10′ beam) at Hawthorn Woolen Mill, then operated–by W.H. Wylie. Possibly W.H. Wylie sitting on fore rail. On Fore Rail – A.R.G. Peden (Town Clerk) Left on upper deck: Jim Burnie

 

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  1. Ottawa Daily Citizen,
  2. 03 May 1869, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage MuseumFact–The first steamboat was launched on the Mississippi River and made regular trips on the Mississippi between Carleton Place and Innisville.

In the  1880’s to 1900, steamers were produced, and built built right in Carleton Place. They included the” Witch of the Wave” , “ The  Morning Star” , “ the Ripple” and the” Mayflower”. Read more here at Heritage Carleton Place.

Photo–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum—These Carleton Place citizens of the 1890’s are lined up on the Lake Park dock waiting to board the steamship “Carleton”. It ran regular trips between Lake Park Lodge on Mississippi Lake and the town docks located near the Hawthorn Mill at the end of Charles Street. 

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Appendicitis in 1898

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Appendicitis in 1898

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 04 Oct 1898, Tue,
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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 01 Sep 1900, Sat,
  3. Page 6

 

 

In 1735, Dr. Claudius Amyand performed the world’s first successful appendectomy, at St. George’s Hospital in London. The patient was an 11-year old boy whose appendix had become perforated by a pin he had swallowed. The first successful operation to treat acute appendicitis was performed soon after, in 1759 in Bordeaux.  General anesthesia was not available until 1846, so these operations required many assistants to restrain patients during what were undoubtedly very painful procedures.

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 20 Mar 1899, Mon,
  3. Page 8

 

Surgical treatment for appendicitis began in earnest during the 1880s. Although doctors struggled to decide who should undergo the knife – some patients would recover on their own without surgery – surgical technique and anesthesia had improved outcomes to such an extent that surgery would rapidly became the gold standard approach. By the end of the 20th century, laparoscopic surgery replaced open surgery in most cases, and laparoscopic appendectomy is now considered one of the safest, lowest-complication surgical procedures performed today.

 

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Appendectomy  Bill $137 in 1932 would be like $2470 today

 

 

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 08 Nov 1900, Thu,
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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 01 Apr 1910, Fri,
  3. Page 10
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    Clipped from

    1. The Ottawa Citizen,
    2. 07 Aug 1899, Mon,
    3. Page 1
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