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Amazing Hotel Rideau Photos

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Photo–www.torontopubliclibrary.ca Smiths Falls, Hotel Rideau 1910

July 1904- Perth Courier

“Some one robbed the clothes lines at the- Hotel Rideau, Smith’s Falls. Staff has been organized to search for it”.

Say what? Search for a rope? So indoing more research on the Smiths Falls clothesline incident I came across this site.

It is truly an amazing site of mind blowing photographs- I tried to contact the author Jim Lowe but the email link was not working. I was gobsmacked at the photos. PLEASE GO TO HIS SITE AND SEE THE WONDERFUL ROAD TRIP PHOTOS.

“The LOW family has always been an adventurous sort.  While in 2008 a trip from Ottawa to Buffalo could easily be done in a day, a century ago, this was a true adventure.  James Low, then age 47, along with his three oldest sons, John Edward Low 19, James Low Jr 18 and William Wilson Low 15 travelled from Ottawa to Niagara Falls and Buffalo by car, steamer, and train”.

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Smiths Falls, Hotel Rideau–Photo from The King’s Highway.

The Journey of the LOW Family
from Ottawa to Niagara Falls and Buffalo
during the summer of
1908–By James William Alexander Low– amazing pictures

 

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Standing in front of the Smiths Falls, Hotel Rideau–Photo from The King’s Highway.

The Journey of the LOW Family
from Ottawa to Niagara Falls and Buffalo
during the summer of
1908–By James William Alexander Low– amazing pictures

Read the Perth Courier here at Archives Lanark

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Sam of the Russell Hotel in Smiths Falls

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The Rideau Hotel, built by Charles O’Reilly in 1901, as photographed circa 1910 with an automobile taxi, horse drawn and horseless hotel busses out front preparing to drive to the CPR station to pick up travellers. This photo is taken from the publication, Smiths Falls A Social History of the Men and Women in a Rideau Canal Community, 1794 -1994, by Glenn J. Lockwood.