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Is The First Carleton Place Settler Buried Behind the Gourmet Grub?

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The Moore’s were the first family to arrive in Carleton Place and hosted the Morphy family who arrived in 1819 and
moved on to settle close to the falls.The Moore home was a single storey log cabin which burnt down and was replaced by another. It was rumored that William Moore Sr. was buried on the site, which is located behind the schoolhouse on the junction of Hwy. 7 at the “Welcome to Carleton Place” sign.Bytown.net

The log home structure on the main street of Carleton Place is the second home of the Moore Family. (Home of the Roy Brown Museum and the Chamber of Commerce)Jayne Monroe– Ouimet.

 

PLEASE NOTE THE GOURMET GRUB CLOSED> IT WAS BESIDE THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ON THE FOUR CORNERS

The “Welcome to Carleton Place” sign is behind the popular Gourmet Grub Chip Truck. When I spoke about it this week– one of our Museum members Lorna Drummond, wanted to go ‘twitching’ (not to be confused with twerking) behind the truck. She says the method works for skeletal remains also.

From Buddyzee Fisher —A member of the Moore family said William is not buried there. Most of the Moores are at the cemetery on the 8th line and also up near Beachberg.

So what is at that lot near the four corners.. Maybe some day we will find out

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This week a UK homeowner discovered that she was sitting on an archaeological goldmine – when a 13th century chapel was excavated in her front garden. Mary Hudd, 68, was having trees removed from the garden when workers discovered unusual footings in the front of her country cottage.She then invited a local archaeological group to investigate – and they spent a year uncovering a 19ft x 52ft chalk block structure – and also found remnants of a stone tiled roof and plastered inner walls. Should we have an archaeological dig behind the Gourmet Grub Chip truck? Well, don’t tell any bylaw people or they’d want to see your 19th Century planning application form. Would we find some local “stone-hinge”?:)

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Most people feel strongly about the need to protect the past because knowledge of the past helps us to know where we come from. Archaeology helps us learn about the history of farming, language, literature, art, and war. You name it, and archaeology helps us understand it. The less we know about our past means the less we know about what it means to be human and how we are all connected, not just now, but long ago, and how we will connect with each other in the future.

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If you drop into the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum they are featuring some shadow boxes containing things found in the Carleton Place area by Rebecca Lapointe. She is by no means going to tell you where she found these objects, but these bits of broken treasures are part of our history, and just as important as finding dinosaur bones. Nothing beats the excitement of “hands on” archaeology!

If you have a heritage home begin a small dig on your own property, but in the meantime come and see these cool artifacts at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, and think about doing the same and preserving history as every little piece counts.

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Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place