Thanks to Jennifer Ferris for sending these images which were probably from the C.P.R Restaurant in Carleton Place 1885
Photos thanks to Jennifer E Ferris. Thank you Jennifer! She also sent maps of where Henry Lang’s barn was located too. Check it out. Henry Lang and His Lanark County Magic Barn?
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 28 Mar 1900, Wed, Page 7
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 21 Jun 1893, Wed, Page 1
Since his brother was kind of crazy — it looks like it ran in the family The Crazy Town World of Mr. George Arthur Burgess of Carleton Place
Newspaper —Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum —
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 13 Jul 1896, Mon, Page 7
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 23 Oct 1889, Wed, Page 1
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 23 Sep 1896, Wed, Page 2
It was bought by A. C. Burgess in 1887 and after improvements, was leased again as a sawmill. The name Arklan was provided by Mr. Burgess, who a little earlier had begun developing his model stock farm on the adjoining farm land. His brother, G. Arthur Burgess, mayor of Carleton Place in 1903 and 1921, and at times a stormy petrel in municipal affairs, installed a small hydro electric plant at Arklan in 1909 and for about a year supplied a part of the town’s power for electric lighting purposes, leasing his installations in 1912 to the town’s other supplier of electric power.-More Notes about the Mysterious Arklan Farm
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.
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)