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The White Wonder of Tatlock — The Buchanan Scrapbook

The White Wonder of Tatlock — The Buchanan Scrapbook
Tatlock Mine – With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’ Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby
Lila Leach-James
June 30  · 

In the spring, my two friends and I visited Tatlock Marble Mine which was originally owned by my husbands Uncle Archie Guthrie (now owned by OMYA)….I collected some marble stones , big and small that the company sets out for visitors to take so I had some fun with them! I’m also displaying a marble clock that Uncle Archie made and sold or gave away as gifts! The ends of the clock are the core bits! Many of the relatives have these similar clocks!
Shauna Bennett Lemenchick
June 30  · 

That is really cool family history! This is Mom’s clock from Uncle Archie.
Don Duncan
June 30  · 

Archie gave this mantle clock to my mother Elizabeth Coxford Duncan many years ago. It sits proudly on a hall table in our condo.
Darlene MacDonald
July 1  · 

We bought this from Archie to present to our parents on their birthdays in 1990. Dad worked with Archie drilling these cores.

The Ghost Horse of Tatlock — A Faerie Tale???

What Happened to Walter Hudson? Hudson Tatlock Genealogy

Guthrie Genealogy — Tatlock

Dr. Metcalfe Guthrie Evoy

Archie Guthrie’s Notes on Lanark Mines Hall’s Mills and Cheese 1993

So What Happened to the Marble at the Tatlock Mine?

More Notations on Tatlock

Kings Warks and Cemeteries–Interesting Discoveries of Lanark County

Maberly– the Community-Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

Maberly– the Community-Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings
With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..
Maberly used to be somewhat of a “Mayberry” in its time.  Once a thriving pioneer village of  sawmills, blacksmith’s shops, a general store (or two), school houses, local churches and a town hall (still in operation), and the men’s local tavern – a favourite up until 40 years ago – Today, Maberly is crying out for some reinvention.- https://thatsrelative.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/welcome-to-maberly/

People of Lanark County –The Rest of the Story — Weitzenbauer – Maberly

Maberly Girl Lives For Five Years Without Church

More Memories of Maberly-Doug B McCarten

The Village Named After John Mayberry–Maberly–Doug B McCarten

The Man of the Walking Dead of Maberly

Memories and Mentions of Names in Maberly

Memories of Maberly

Steep Rock -Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings


With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..

The first European settlers, Scottish and Irish soldiers, and early farmers were met with the harsh terrain of the Canadian Shield. It is this rocky shoreline that makes Tay Valley such a spectacular destination for lakeside living. Pristine swimming, mature forests and steep rock faces create the feeling of true Canadiana. To recognize these assets, heritage plaques now mark significant trees, legacy cottages and historic farm properties that have remained in the same families for generations.  

As an employer, OMYA has a credible track record. It acquired the former Steep Rock Resources properties in 1988, and made a long-term capital commitment to upgrade and expand the facilities. It earned both its ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14000:1996 certificates. The plant meets environmental regulations for noise, air and effluent.

The company operates an open pit mine at Tatlock and a mill in Perth. The calcium carbonate it produces is slurried and either railed or trucked to customers. It is used in the manufacture of paper, paints, plastic, food and pharmaceuticals and a variety of other industries. OMYA has about 100 employees of its own and provides another 150 jobs for local trucking and mining contractors. It is providing a reliable source of income for them and pumping about $20 million annually into the local economy.

Little has been said about the fact that water for the plant now comes from seven deep wells. They tap into the groundwater and are licensed to pump up to 800 L/min. The wells will be reduced to standby status. The net effect on the river, given that the underground aquifer is not being depleted, may be close to zero. Time will tell. Read more here.. click

Mineral Deposit Inventory for Ontario

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and MinesPermanent Link to this Record: MDI31F01NW00006

Deposit: MDI31F01NW00006


Deposit Name(s)Barnes-steep Rock – 2000, Angelstone – 2000, Tatlock Quarry – 2000, Barnes (angelstone) Quarry – 2000, Steep Rock Resources – 2000
Related Deposit TypeNone
Deposit Statusproducing mine
Date Created1985-Sep-20
Date Last Modified2005-Dec-07
Created ByQ Unknown
Revised ByD Laidlaw


Primary Commodities: calcite (filler), marble (building stones), marble (structural materials)


Township or Area: Darling

Latitude: 45° 8′ 58.88″    Longitude: –76° 29′ 55.52″

UTM Zone: 18    Easting: 382183   Northing: 5000672    UTM Datum: NAD83

Resident Geologist District: Southeastern Ontario

NTS Grid: 31F01NW

Point Location Description: Square symbol ‘ Ma 11 ‘ SW of Tatlock and N of Murrays Hill.

Location Method: conversion from mdi


Sources Map Scale: 1:125 000

Access Description: From Hwy 7 at Perth take the road to Lanark. At Lanark and the junction to Carleton Place (8.7 ml) continue straight. At the 30.9 ml junction turn right onto a gravel road to Tatlock. The quarry is at 31.85 ml on the left.

Exploration and Mining History

Originally opened by Angelstone Ltd (1962/3-1971/2), producing ‘ Temple White ‘ dimension stone from 2 quarries on lots 4 and 5. W. R. Barnes reopened the quarry on lot 4 in 1977 and produced decorative stone chips and calcium carbonate filler. They also built a processing plant in Perth. In 1981 the plant and quarry were purchased by Steep Rock Resources Inc. (a subsidiary of Pluess-Staufer A.G.) The quarry has been operated on a seasonal basis , producing 250,000 tonnes per year for year round operations of the mill (1992). Increased levels of production were expected in 1993 as stripping to the N and S of the present quarry was carrried out at that time. Plant capacity was increased above its previous 250, 000 tonnes limit. The Perth mill produced (1992) : high-grade calcium carbonate filler for the paper industry, decorative aggregate, terrazo chips, poultry grit, agricultural limestone, stucco mix and fine-grained filler for floor tile, wall joint compounds, paints and plastics. Diamond drilling was done by Steep Rock Resources Inc. at Lot 5, Con. 4, see assessment file #19, Darling Twp.


Province: Grenville

Geology Comments

08/14/2000 (C Papertzian) – The quarry lies in the W part of a 17.7 km wide marble belt with minor paragneiss and metavolcanics. The quarried rock is white, coarse-grained (2.8 mm) calcitic marble; one of the purest and brightest (>95 %) of its kind. The units being quarried occur in an 85 m wide zone which contains reserves for over 50 years (1992).

Lanark Residents, Cottagers Battle
Giant Swiss Mining Corporation

By Michael Cassidy,
Tatlock and Ottawa

My wife Maureen and I bought a small cabin at Tatlock three years ago with plans to build an addition, keep things simple, and enjoy Lanark’s rural peace and the clean waters of Rob’s Lake. Little did we know what was brewing just down the road, where a giant Swiss corporation was preparing a huge expansion of a quarry to feed a world-scale processing plant for calcium carbonate products located near Perth.

Three years later we are one of eight individuals or groups who have passed a major procedural hurdle and are appealing the expansion plans of OMYA (Canada) Ltd., which is probably the largest single producer of calcium carbonate products in the world. OMYA’s expansion could have serious adverse impacts on the Tay River near Perth; in the vicinity of the OMYA quarry at Tatlock; and for Lanark residents along the Highway 511 corridor and in Lanark village, because of a projected flow of 40 ton trucks from the quarry travelling the corridor every two or three minutes, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Besides ourselves the appellants include Lanark residents from Glen Tay, Perth and McDonald’s Corners; cottagers from Bob’s Lake; an environmentalist from Stittsville; and the Council of Canadians, whose particular concern is OMYA’s plan to ship water out of the Great Lakes watershed despite stated Ontario government policy to the contrary.

The issue we are appealing is a permit issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment to allow OMYA to take up to 4.5 million litres of water per day out of the Tay River at Glen Tay, 7 km. west of Perth, to be mixed with calcium carbonate to form a slurry that paper companies and other industries are eager to buy at prices of $150 and up per ton.

Calcium carbonate, better known as limestone or marble, is a major product in industry used in everything from paper and plastics to toothpaste and diet supplements. The former Steep Rock quarry at Tatlock that OMYA acquired in the 1990s has an exceptionally large and pure deposit of this mineral.

Ontario has given OMYA a permit to mine up to 4 million tons a year of calcium carbonate, or calcite and another permit to pump up to 3.6 million litres of water per day out of the quarry for dewatering as its operations move below the level of surrounding lakes. The company has invested hundreds of millions to transform its processing plant at Glen Tay, just off Highway 7, into a state of the art facility.

Apart from one Ontario Municipal Board appeal relating to the Glen Tay plant, OMYA’s preparations for expansion have attracted little notice. While permit applications relating to the quarry were posted on Ontario’s electronic Environmental Registry, few of us have time to be so vigilant as to have seen the posting and responded within 30 days. The permits passed through almost unopposed.

That situation changed when OMYA set out to put the final piece in place for its expansion plan – taking water from the Tay because it had outrun the capacity of local groundwater sources to meet its needs for water. When the permit application was posted to the Environmental Registry, an astonishing 283 letters of concern were sent to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Ninety per cent of these letters called for some kind of environmental assessment.

There was universal concern that OMYA wanted water from the Tay before adequate information had been collected about its ability to meet OMYA’s needs. The Tay watershed is already stressed because it serves as a reservoir of water to help maintain the Rideau Canal at navigation levels during the summer months. Water levels in Bob’s Lake, the chief reservoir lake, drop by four or five feet every summer as water is drawn for the Rideau system.

This concern was compounded by the lack of current data. The last consistent measurement of water flows along the Tay was made over a dozen years ending in 1927. At some times in the year, the Tay is a river of rocks with a flow so low that almost no water gets through to Perth– read the rest here click

The Stewart Mill Hopetown –Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings


With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..

Stewart Carding Mill
  • E 1/2, Lot 17 Conc 2 Lanark Township (near Hopetown), on a tributary of the Clyde River.
  • Duncan Stewart was operating a carding mill by 1849, but it is not clear how long it operated after Stewart’s death in 1857.
  • Mill Ruins, 5475 Highway 511 — Directly behind the church, the remains of Duncan. Stewart’s millpond can be seen.

Honey and the Andersons of Hopetown

The Hopetown School

The Hopetown General Store– Looking for Memories

Lot 645, Canada 1800s Lanark County postal history, sold for $920

Lost in Hopetown — A Photo Essay

Paradise in Hopetown

Who Invented the Highway Traffic Lights? Evan J. McIlraith Hopetown

Slander You Say in Hopetown? Divorce in Rosetta?

Some Fromage About the Hopetown Cheese Factory

Hopetown Blacksmith Shop-Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

Hopetown Blacksmith Shop-Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..

Hopetown Blacksmith shop from the 1984 book Lanark Legacy by Howard Morton Brown- Have you read it?
Hopetown Downtown- Perth Remembered
Hopetown Hotel–Perth Remembered

Did you know? From the Lyn Museum

Lyn’s Main Street General Store

John 0

The former Miller General Store on Main Street , 25 Main St West, was first owned by A. T. Trickey, who was a drug store general merchant. He ran it until approximately 1890 when it was purchased by Mr. Gardiner. Mr. Gardiner did not have a druggist pharmacy license so he hired a fellow from Tamworth, Ontario by the name of C. M. Taylor. He went to work for Mr. Gardiner, later married Mr. Gardiner’s daughter and eventually took over the store. They eventually took over the Gardiner house, which is north of the United Church. They lived there for many years and had one daughter who lived there until approximately the 1950’s. Then Eldon Coon took over that house and built a new house for Miss Taylor. The Coleman’s originally built the house, and it was said that every brick in it had been wrapped in tissue paper and shipped from England and all the steel rims around the outside had been made in France by the same people who made the Eiffel Tower. When John McCready took over the store it became more of a grocery store than anything. He sold ice from the ice house behind the store. Stack’s hotel that was next to it burned in 1928 and what was left of the walls remained there until the late 1940’s. He ran the store until the late 1940’s when he sold it to his son Dave McCrady. Dave ran the store for a couple of years and then sold it to Frank McCrady, his brother. In 1947 Frank sold it to Earl “Dusty” and Cleta Miller. They took over the store, enlarged it, fixed the apartment upstairs and lived above the store. They built a building beside the store from which they sold appliances. They ran it until 1985 when they sold it to the Pourier Brothers. Under their ownership the business didn’t survive and they left. The store was sold to a fellow from Hopetown. He started to renovate the inside but it caught fire and burned through the roof. The lot remained empty until Ursula Veltcamp bought it and built the little restaurant that is now there.

Related reading

Sam Kelford Blacksmith- The Buchanan Scrapbook

The Last Blacksmith Shop –R. J. Neil

Nelson Affleck Blacksmith Clippings and Genealogy

Need “BLOOD-LETTING’? Head on Down to the Blacksmith!

  1. The Witch of Plum Hollow and the Blacksmith
  2. The Curious World of Bill Bagg — The Gillies Blacksmith Shop
  3. Walter Cameron the Famous Blacksmith of Fallbrook
  4. The Blacksmiths of Lanark County

The Story of Grace Patterson

180 Forge Works – Artisan Blacksmithing – 180 Forge Works ..

The Cannon on Union Street Hal Kirkland

Memories of Brightside- The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

Memories of Brightside-  The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings
Darling Township seems to have been mostly a timber area (red & white pine).
In 1864 Tatlock had a post office with James Guthrie as postmaster. Tatlock PO shows in the Historical Atlas for Lanark County
Is on the town line between Darling & Lanark Twps. Brightside PO is marked on the in the Historical Atlas also. William Lochead was postmaster in the late 1880s.
White PO is showing in the Historical Atlas with roads linking it to Clyde Forks in Lavant Twp and Brightside/Tatlock.

With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..

William Caldwell and his wife Margaret McCallum, grandparents of the late T. B. Caldwell, a prominent resident of Lanark Village settled here as well as James McIlraith and his wife Euphemia Stewart. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Currie of the south corner of Brightside as well as three families from the Stewart clan were residents at the Clatchan. Read–The Clachan – William Smith– The Buchanan Scrapbook

from rootsweb

Camelon Private Burial Site
Community: east of BrightsideTownship: Darling Township (Concession 4, Lot 2W)Locality: Lanark CountyMunicipality: Lanark HighlandsProvince: ON Read-Camelon Clan Reunion – The The Buchanan Scrapbook
Downlad Lanark County do it yourself tours here… CLICK for this one

For all of Lanark County’s Brochures CLICK here

Archie Yuill –The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

Archie Yuill –The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..

From the Buchanan scrapbook–

Walter Mather Yuill — Died at age 28
The Robbing of the Honey Pot- Andrew Cochrane Ramsay Yuill
Clippings of Mrs. Joseph Yuill – Margaret Yuill
Ralph and Iris Yuill
The Hart Children of Lanark — Laurie Yuill
The Life and Times of Cora Yuill
Notes on Alexander and Joseph Yuill
Mrs. Joseph Yuill of Ramsay Makes Butter
Middleville Photos — Laurie Yuill
Photos of Laurie Yuill- Somerville/Mather Picnic 1937–Charles Home, Lloyd Knowles House–Foster Family Mr. Lionel Barr’s Store Middleville and Other Mementos –‎Laurie Yuill‎
The Old Lionel Barr Sawmill Middleville 1941 — Laurie Yuill
HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 3-“There is no use in my joining the Society, as I have nothing to exhibit”
Middleville School Photos- Laurie Yuill
HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 4-“the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair “

The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings — Lila Steele — Mississippi Station

The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings — Lila Steele — Mississippi Station

Lila Delight Steele (Benedict)
Birthdate:September 12, 1893
Birthplace:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Death:December 20, 1989 (96)
Mississippi, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Place of Burial:Elphin, Lanark Highlands, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:Daughter of Solomon Panadis Benedict and Annie Benedict
Wife of Rueben McCumber Steele
Mother of Ellis Lyle BenedictMax Edwin SteeleAnne Argutha SteeleFreda Rachel CooperJoseph Arthur Steele and 5 others
Sister of Charles Edwin BenedictAlexander Grant BenedictMary Adele Benedict and Solomon Lewis Benedict
Born Palmerston Twp., Daughter of Solomon Benedict & Annie MacInnes, who are buried in the Highland Line Cemetery, McDonald’s Corners. Lila married Rueben Steele on July 27,1915.
Plot 500 :
– In Loving Memory of,
– Reuben M. Steele 1892-1969
– Beloved husband of,
– Lila D. Benedict 1893-1989
– Their son,
– Max Edwin Steele 1916-1931

Brooke Valley School –The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

Brooke Valley School –The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
11 Dec 1988, Sun  •  Page 2

The beginnings of a wonderful school-

Brooke Valley School
click here

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 Dec 1937, Sat  •  Page 2

Shane’s School — Just off the Smiths Falls Road– Cursed

Pearl Stuart Teacher McCreary’s School

Central School — Gord Cross

A Tale From Almonte High School –Dugald Campbell