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The Greer Gold Mines — Historical Mining Claim Maps

The Greer Gold Mines — Historical Mining Claim Maps
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Oct 1899, Wed  •  Page 5

This paragraph about the Greer Mines was in the Ottawa Citizen coming from Carleton Place and Almonte. Mines and getting rich quick were hot in those days. Now you can find old historical maps and info by clicking on the link below.

Greer Gold Mines Maps click here

Historical Mining Claim Maps– CLICK HERE

Before Claim Maps were available online, in which current and active claims may be viewed, claims were drawn on linen, paper and, later, Mylar sheets. Despite their age, there continues to be interest in the information provided by these historical mining claim maps.

Recently, the maps were scanned and saved as image files. Maps were assigned file names based on the township or area they covered and, where possible, the year that the map was produced. Image files for the same township or area were combined into a single PDF for that location.

Historical Mining Claim Maps are now available online.

The Life Times and Sinking of Black Donald Mines

Tales from the Mines —Kingdon Mine Part 3

Tales from the Mines —Kingdon Mine Part 2

Kingdon Mine Led Galetta Area from a Boomtown to a Ghost Town

Lost Mines — Clyde Forks Mine

When History Comes to You–A Visit from Middleville

Clyde forks Mine- Dualsport

Deed of Mines? Linda’s Mailbag — Amy De Ridder

Gold Mines and Disappearances

Is there Still Gold on Wellesley Island ?

Did Anyone Find the Lost Barrel of Silver Coins That Lies at the Bottom of the Rideau Canal?

What Happened to the Gold on the Ramsay 7th line?

Gold in Dem Dar Hills of Lanark

So What Happened to the Marble at the Tatlock Mine?

My Daddy was a Miner — was Yours?

The Mysterious Tatlock Mine

The Early Days of Working in the Ramsay Mine — Going Down Down Down

Looking for the Artist of this Carleton Place Painting-The Lime Kiln

A Giant’s Kettle in the Middle of Lanark County

Where Were the Miracle Salt Springs in Pakenham? I Love a Challenge!

Gold Mines and Disappearances

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series–Volume 16– Newman’s Ha

You Can Explore This Haunted Ghost Town For A Creepy Adventure In Ontario

Are you brave enough to visit after dark?

The Bi Way Tour Margie Argue- Pakenham #3 and #4–Maps

The Bi Way Tour  Margie Argue- Pakenham #3 and #4–Maps

Thanks to Paige Wattie these belonged to her mother. She was Margie Argue- from Pakenham-

Found some ‘vintage’ brochures of Lanark County biway tours… thought you might be interested (sorry for the quality, one was obviously used for a project of some sort–Can’t tell the date they’re from… possibly ’72 or ‘75


Number 4

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
14 Aug 1971, Sat  •  Page 51
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
11 Oct 1975, Sat  •  Page 99

Next LCGS Meeting February 3- Speaker Local Author Barrie Crampton

Next LCGS Meeting February 3- Speaker Local Author Barrie Crampton



February 3, 2018 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Beckwith Township Municipal Complex
1702 9th Line Beckwith Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P2

Speaker Local Author Barrie Crampton

The Lanark County Historical Mapping Project
Barry inspired and led a team of volunteers to create a Historical Mapping Project; telling the story of the settling of the Perth Military Settlement consisting of the original townships of Bathurst, Drummond, Beckwith and the Town of Perth.

Employing digital mapping technology and resurrecting original maps of the original survey of 1815, the project shows the settlement of the soldiers and settlers by individual lot, concession, names of the original and subsequent families and land owners, and telling their stories for a lasting on-line legacy on the history of the current municipalities.

Internet service not provided for this event. If you have means to connect to your service provider you may wish to bring your laptop as Barrie will show how you can access this information on your computer.

Refreshments will be served.


Related Reading

Perth Military Settlement Historical Mapping Project launches at the Perth Civitan Club on Friday

So Where Did Carleton Place Disappear to on The Weather Channel? Linda’s Mailbag

So Where Did Carleton Place Disappear to on The Weather Channel? Linda’s Mailbag


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I get asked all sorts of questions, and they are not only of the historical kind. Yesterday Marge Mitchell asked me the following:

On the Weather Channel there is a radar map that shows incoming precipitation. I always check our area and if there are storms predicted I move the map on my screen and check your area. Carleton Place is not shown on the map on their site. On my GPS I was showing our friends where Carleton Place is as they didn’t believe me when I mentioned that we have our own Mississippi River—north of course. The GPS didn’t show Carleton Place, just Almonte, Perth and Smith Falls. I was crushed–your town can’t lose its identity.

So I offer this question to you dear readers. What’s up with that as they say.


Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ 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.


The Carleton Place Men’s Choir and Douglas Halpenny — Linda’s Mailbag

The Adventurous History of the Mississippi – Linda’s Mailbag

How Did Carleton Place Get the Name Cartoon Place? Linda’s Mailbag

Patsy Williams from Carleton Place and Uncle Ray’s Mail Bag

Ya call that a Snowstorm? Linda’s Mailbag

Were You the King of King’s Castle in Carleton Place? Linda’s Mailbag

Debbie Dixon and The CPR Bridge Incident in Carleton Place–Linda’s Mailbag

Linda’s Mailbag- Blasts from the Past

So Who Got Shot? Linda’s Mailbag