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Spring at the Gillies Bridge

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A new picture I had not seen from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Thanks Jennifer!!

 

In 1901 In the first local celebration of Labour Day the moulders and machinists unions held a sports day in Gillies Grove near the lower woollen mill, with football, baseball and lacrosse games and track and field events.

Among its other sports events in Gillies Grove were hose reel races, tug of war contests, a hub and hub race and tossing the caber.

RELATED READING

Mississippi River Walk — by COTTAGE COUNTRY REFLECTIONS

The Sad Tale of Alexander Gillies and Peter Peden

Channeling John Gillies

 

Realizing How High the Mississippi River once Roared