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Local News and Farming–More Letters from Appleton 1921-Amy and George Buchanan-Doug B. McCarten

Local News and Farming–More Letters from Appleton 1921-Amy and George Buchanan-Doug B. McCarten





Here is a letter from my Grandmother and Grandfather to my Grandfather’s sister and brother-in-law who had moved to Arizona in 1917. I am forwarding it as it provides a snapshot of what life was like on the farm in Appleton in 1921.– From Doug B. McCarten



“Hilda is an awful talker–just talks all the time”


Daughter Hilda Buchanan McRostie- the awful Talker 🙂


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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  03 Feb 1949, Thu,  Page 7

“Mr. McCreary is a good man”




Perth-Expositor-“I think the Espositor is better than the Courier for news outside of Perth.”


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Almonte Gazette in January of 1920.–“I am now president of our local U.F.O.”




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

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.




George Wilbert Buchanan and Amy Luella Buchanan (nee Barnes) 1946

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What was a UFO rally? United Farmers of Ontario. This was an ad in the Almonte Gazette in January of 1920. If you read it it says’ a woman will be speaking” LOL.. Baby we have come a long way. They also had this rally as the farmers of Cedar Hill were having great difficulty in getting water from “The Water King” Mr Burgess of Carleton Place..



The Letters of John Buchanan and Mary Ilan–Appleton– from Doug McCarten

The Appleton Chinchilla House

The McCarten House of Carleton Place

The Witch of Plum Hollow – Carleton Place Grandmother