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Where Are They Now? Paul Keddy of CPHS 1970

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Where Are They Now?  Paul Keddy of CPHS 1970

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Carleton Place’s “Turtleman” Paul Keddy.. Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 20 Apr 1970, After I found that out I had to keep digging and boy did he make Carleton Place proud!!

 

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Paul Keddy was obviously a science genius from CPHS. Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 01 May 1970, Fri, Page 30

 

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What did Paul become? Paul A. Keddy (born May 29, 1953 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian ecologist. He has studied plant population ecology and community ecology in wetlands and many other habitats in eastern Canada and Louisiana, United States.

He also has a Wikipedia Page. CLICK

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Cathy and Paul Keddy, biologists and nature lovers, spent 40 years saving and borrowing to buy a square mile of Lanark County’s most natural land.

Now they have given it legal protection as a nature sanctuary for 999 years.

Part is an outright gift of land to a conservation trust. Mostly the land can stay in private hands, but without the right to develop it — a crucial protection as it is close to fast-growing Carleton Place.

“If I’m going to be run down by a bus on Rideau Street,” Paul said, “I’ll lie there waiting for the ambulance and be able to say, ‘All the salamanders and frogs and herons and ducks are looked after.’ ”

He’s only half joking. Paul is the author of books on wetland conservation, and he and Cathy own 70 hectares of provincially significant wetland within the overal 280 hectares.

Read the rest here…CLICK

 

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M Terry Kirkpatrick Linda I told a story of some work that Paul did in writing a letter to the Editor of the CP Canadian ca. 1970 in response to reports that CP kids were heavily involved in DRUGS (A kind of “Reefer Madness” thing). It was published as coming from me, at that time “Head Boy” at CPHS. Paul had written it and in Paul Keddy style had gone around gathering all the signatures, as they say doing all the “heavy lifting”. Only to have it credited to me. Maybe it’s still around. I also have a story about the campaign race for Head Boy in which Paul spoke immediately before me in the school auditorium.

Reefer Madness at Carleton Place High School

 

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  4. Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.
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The Time Capsule of CPHS

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The Time Capsule of CPHS
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Everyone thought Bruce Wilson had gone a bit crazy when he demanded the cornerstone of his high school be removed because he was convinced a time capsule was behind it. In November of 1998 they changed their minds. Two stonemasons clambered up scaffolding at the edge of Carleton Place High School and chipped out the stone inscribed with the date the school was built and the name of the chairman of the board on opening day 75 years ago.

Nestled behind it was a cement-covered dry gin bottle, uncorked and empty with the exception of a tightly rolled, lined sheet of paper. And tucked behind it sat a sealed copper box, envelope-sized in length. “I was pretty happy to see they had found them,” said Mr. Wilson, a Grade 12 student. “Everyone had thought I was kind of crazy.”
It was not as if Mr. Wilson had set out to find a capsule. It came about by accident while he was looking for material to put on the school Web site that he operates. As he was searching any archives he could find for a short history of Carleton Place High, he noticed suggestions that there was a time capsule embedded in the building when it was constructed, most probably behind the inscribed corner stone.
“The reports said there was an opening ceremony and they kept mentioning there was something behind the stone.” That was all Mr. Wilson needed and, since there were masons working at the school, he was able to persuade them to remove the inscription stone. At the very least, it would satisfy his curiosity. “We have no idea what’s inside them yet,” Mr. Wilson says, who hasn’t tried to find any students of the day because he believes they would be at least 88 years old by now.

That’s where Tim and Rosemary Campbell come in. They were contacted because they have some expertise in this area as well as great interest in anything historical About 15 years ago, they helped uncover the contents of a capsule at Carleton Place Zion Church. That treasure unveiled papers, coins and newspaper articles. “We have a background in knowing how to deal with things like this,” says Mr. Campbell who takes care of works of art at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa. “What we don’t know is what, exactly, is inside and that’s a bit tricky. If you don’t know what’s there you might damage something without meaning to.” That’s why they are waiting for an expert conservator. “This is unearthing something that hasn’t seen the light of day for a long time,” says Mr. Campbell. “We want to be sure we do it right.” It’s hoped the opening will be happen before Christmas.

So what did they find?
 With a small tool, conservator Bob Barclay carefully loosened the seal of a 75-year-old time capsule found last month in the bricks and mortar behind the school’s cornerstone. The only sounds in the second-floor lab came from the clicking cameras of students documenting the scene. Mr. Barclay donned rubber gloves to protect the precious time-capsule booty and pulled out the following tokens from an earlier era: copies of two newspapers, dated from May 1923; a mysterious note nibbled upon by insects; and several coins of the day.

The note, the newspapers and another note, which was tucked into a gin bottle accompanying the capsule, were all so dry and tightly folded that they could not be fully read. The documents will have to be humidified and softened before people can read them, said Mr. Barclay, who specializes in conservation of musical instruments in his work with the Canadian Conservation Society. Bruce Wilson, the Grade 12 student who discovered the capsule’s existence during a research project, said the documents will be an exciting glimpse into the social climate of the day. Students will be able to learn about the sense of community that existed 75 years ago not only at the school, but around the world. “I thought it might just be historical information about the school,” Mr. Wilson said. “We found a lot more than I thought we would.” Between handshakes and broad smiles all around the room, teachers and students said they were hoping the bug-eaten note would help them understand why, and by whom, the time capsule was put together.

The first item Mr. Barclay pulled out was a copy of the Ottawa Citizen, dated May 9,1923. “Banking system does not cater to the masses,” read one of the headlines on the three-cent newspaper. It was a headline that could have been written yesterday, exclaimed one of the teachers, referring to the antipathy surrounding current proposed bank mergers. The next item was a May 3, 1923 copy of the Central Canadian newspaper, which advertised yearly subscriptions for two dollars.

The note came out next, and Carleton Place conservator Rosemary Campbell said she suspected it was a message from the people who put the time capsule together 75 years ago. Aside from some visible typewriter ink, the note was not yet legible. Six coins were hidden amongst the capsule’s papers. There were two pennies, one from 1876 and the other from 1920, a dime from 1917, a 50 cent piece from 1909, a quarter from 1902 and a nickel from 1911. The tarnished coins had Queen Victoria’s head on one side and the year and value stamped on the other. “They’re probably not worth very much because of the condition they’re in,” said Ms. Campbell. “But the coins are rich with historic value.” Mr. Barclay said it’s rare that time capsules are as easy to open as this one and that the contents are so well-preserved. “They’re lucky it didn’t leak because it wasn’t sealed very tightly,” he said. “It survived 75 winters in a place where it should have been affected by the weather.”

Principal Don Sykes says the school will store the items in an acid-free box underneath a protective canopy over the Christmas holiday. An attempt will be made in the new year to ready the documents. Mr. Sykes says the school plans to carry on the tradition and put together a time capsule of its own, which will be hidden in the wall of the soon-to-be renovated main lobby.
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The story of high schools in Carleton Place is a lengthy one with many interesting sidelights. The corner stone of the present High School (Prince of Wales High School) was laid in 1923 and under it was placed a scroll containing the following information: The High School has made many moves since it was started, about 1848, as a Grammar School. The first building used was a frame one on the Central School grounds.

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  5. Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now

     

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A Typical School Day at CPHS by Vera Griffith 1952

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A Typical School Day at CPHS by Vera Griffith 1952

 

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Photo thanks to Doris Blackburn/ Karen Blackburn– Vera Griffith is in the back row.

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All photos thanks to Doris Blackburn/ Karen Black Chenier

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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The ‘GRAMMARful’ Life of Miss Mullet of Carleton Place High School

The Old Fashioned Carleton Place Picnic Tackberry Hill? McCreary’s Creek?

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The Old Fashioned Carleton Place Picnic Tackberry Hill? McCreary’s Creek?

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McLaughlin Buick

 

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1951 CPHS Annual The Torch thanks to Doris Blackburn and Karen Blackburn Chenier

So where was Tackberry Hill, McCreary’s Creek and Paradise Alley?

 

 

 

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Karen Hirst

 

Our graduation day from Oshawa General Hospital School of Nursing…last of the three year nursing program from this hospital in 1971. Nursing then became part of the Durham College curriculum as in other community colleges/universities.

A dozen red roses was presented to each Nursing graduate from Samuel McLaughlin who owned the estate next to the hospital. He started the McLaughlin Car Co. in 1907 which later evolved into General Motors of Canada ltd. He had given roses to the graduates for many, many years and was the primary benefactor of the hospital.

Group graduation photos were taken on the steps of his beautiful estate…he had made our day very special through his generosity.

 

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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Dalhousie Lake in Photos –Caldwell Family Summer Vacations

The Carleton Place Beanery at Dalhousie Lake

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Schools Out for the Summer in the County

Summers of Carleton Place Past — Memories of Gooffy’s?

The Band was Amazing but the Coke Driver Let Jack Hastie Down CPHS 1951- Delmar Dunlop

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The Band was Amazing but the Coke Driver Let Jack Hastie Down CPHS 1951- Delmar Dunlop

 

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1951 The Torch Annual CPHS thanks to Doris Blackburn/ Karen Chenier Blackburn

 

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Delmar Dunlop took a lot of local photos during his lifetime. Archives Lanark is now in possession of these photos.Then there is the Delmar Dunlop fonds– an eclectic collection of everything from photos in early Glasgow, Lanark Village and Carleton Place to family histories. Of special interest is the Cummins Rural Directory map that lists the landowners in 1920 in Ramsay and adjoining townships.

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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Carleton Place High School–“Running CPHS Bears” 1948

1967 Carleton Place High School Grads..

High School Confidential — More Vintage Shenanigans at Carleton Place High School

Reefer Madness at Carleton Place High School

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School–Cheerleaders and Things

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School–Prom Tickets

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School –Hurdis–isms

Doo Wah Diddy Diddy —The 1964 Royalty? Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Who Were These CPHS Students? Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School — Wava McDaniel Baker

Straight Outta Carleton Place High –Teachers 1963

The Improved Stereo Remix of 1963 –Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

If You Ever Smoked in the Boys Room—– Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

1963 Rule of Thumb for a Strong Physique — Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

The History of Mom Dancing –Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Dissecting a Rat- Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

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Carleton Place Commencement Concert 1943

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Carleton Place Commencement Concert 1943

 

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Thanks to David Tosh on Twitter.. February 19, 1943

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

 

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1940s Basketball Gals — Carleton Place High School

 

Graduation Names- Carleton Place High School 1949– Names Names Names

Carleton Place High School–“Running CPHS Bears” 1948

Any of These CPHS Students Your Grandparents?

1940s Basketball Gals — Carleton Place High School

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1940s Basketball Gals — Carleton Place High School

 

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Photo from Hannah White’s Collection

 

Hannah White very graciously sent in these photos of life in CPHS years ago– most likely the 40s.  This note came with it:

Hi Linda,

I wanted to send you this picture I found of my grandma. I only know of her on it but I don’t know anyone else.

My grandma’s name was Lois (Macdougall) Stanley. The two basketball pictures are from CPHS. I want to say they are from around 1946ish

Thanks again Hannah!!

 

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Sandra Sanderson My mom….June (Illingworth) Lay….back row, first on the left.

Carole Flint It looks like my sister Milly Reid bottom row 2nd from right.

Karen Dorman Second from left on the top row is my mother. The coach is my father Mac Saunders. The person beside my mother is one of the Healey twins. I think Mom has this picture with all the names. I will try and get it from her. The other Healey twin is at the end of the top row on the right.
Who were The Healey Twins?

Donna Sweeney Lowry-– They were Dora and Doris Healey twin daughters of William Healey and Isabell Hutchinson, born about 1930. Dora never married. Doris married Gerald (Gerry) Willows born about 1928, son of Russell Willows and Hattie Walker from Boyd’s settlement just off Highway 7 on the way to Fergusons Falls. When Hattie died, Russell married Merle Tennant. Doris and Gerry’s farm was next door to my Dad and Mom’s place on the first line of Ramsay, not far from Boyd’s Settlement. Gerry died in 1997, Dora in 2002 and Doris in 2011. Doris worked for Scotiabank in C.Place. I remember the Twins dressing alike, perhaps a different colour, but the clothes were the same, same skirt, same blouse, same sweater, same coat, same shoes! I am uncertain when Mr. and Mrs. Healey passed. I seem to remember Dora living on Miguel Street across from the train station in Carleton Place. I don’t know where Dora worked. Probably in a bank the same as her sister!!

 

Donna Sweeney Lowry Ray Paquette, on Mac’s other right!😁 On Mac’s left, our right looking at the photo, I am fairly confident it is Betty Dugdale who married Jim Paul of Mountblow Farms on Rae Rd near Almonte. I agree it is Dora Healey on Mac’s immediate right with Doris at the far left on the end of the same row.
Heather White Betty Paul is beside Mac.My mom Lois MacDougall (Stanley) is 2nd from the right on the bottom row.  🙂

 

 

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Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

Jennifer Fenwick Irwin —This jersey in the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum was donated by Mary Cook.. It’s got number 9 on the back and  Karen Dorman said it belonged to her mother’s.

 

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Photo from Hannah White’s Collection– Carleton Place High School 1940s

Karen Dorman– I know the far left is Lois MacDougall Stanley and beside her is one of the Healey twins.

 

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Photo from Hannah White’s Collection

 

 

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Photo from Karen Dorman

The second photo is the 1946-47 basketball team. Starting top row left ?, Mac Saunders, Art Ferguson, ? Hamilton, Front row Murray Kilpatrick, Vince Giles, ? Newest, Don ‘Spud’ Hamilton

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

 

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