This is the front piece photo of “The Canadian Mississippi River”. The book’s caption reads: ” Buttermilk Falls at Snow Road, on Antoine Creek within sight of the Mississippi River. This picture must have been taken in the early part of the 20th century because of lack of vegetation
Stopped by not long ago and there were lots of children playing and swimming there, looked like they were having a blast! Beautiful spot
Freda Ellenbergerreally great in the spring with just a bit of ice still
Ryan Hunter-I drive by it everyday on the way to work. It feeds into Millar’s lake near the bridge that the 509 crosses the Mississippi. Theres a small cottage right next to it so if you visit, make sure not to trespass on thier section
“The Canadian Mississippi River“ Hilda Geddes
June 15, 1915
Mrs. Jim Kennedy and some of her children were taking jim’s midnight lunch over to him at the mill as he was the night watchman. While crossing the birdge her wee son Bert tripped on something and rolled under the birdge railiing. He fell into the water and was drowned. The men searched all night , but there is quite a curren there and his body was not found until next morning.
|Race or Tribe:||English|
|Birth Date:||Oct 1906|
|Relation to Head of House:||Son|
|Sub-District:||32 – Palmerston, Canonto (north and south)|
|Place of Habitation:||Palmerston|
|Neighbors:||View others on page|
|Household Members:||NameAgeJames Kennedy34Mary Kennedy27Bert Kennedy4Flossie Kennedy6Ellesie Kennedy1Lottie S Kennedy2/12|
If you have not read The Canadian Mississippi River by Hilda Geddes.. run don’t walk!
Frontenac County Ontario :
Collection of Glass Negatives
from the Snow Road area, circa 1900
This collection of glass negatives was found in an antique store in Perth, Ontario. They were taken in Snow Road or in the immediate area. Twelve of the photos appear in Hilda Geddes’ book “The Canadian Mississippi River“, published 1988, reprinted 1992, by General Publishing House, Inc., Burnstown, ON. I’ve identified those photos according to the captions in Hilda’s book.
The source of these negatives is a mystery. The Perth antique dealer told me that an elderly couple walked in and offered the negatives for sale — they didn’t leave their names and no other information is available.
I’ve oriented the published photos according to how they appear in the book, but it is possible that some or all of the others need to be “flipped” horizontally.= Charles Dobie