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.
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.
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
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.
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.