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Fake News or Just Plain Media Gossip?

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Fake News or Just Plain Media Gossip?

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October 1934

There is a man who lives north of the Perth on a farm and wants to get married. He has” battled’ the cold, cruel world single handed long enough and wants someone who will share his happiness and disappointments with him.

In the classified column of Perth Courier he placed an advertisement for a wife and the advertiser is patiently awaiting the replies. He promises some girl a good home but has certain requirements which he demands.

He came here from Lanark Village several months ago and says he is a hard worker and farmer. He declares that marriage is a business proposition and that every man should have a helpmate. “Down in the village” he said, “there were lots of girls but most of them don’t want to get married and those that do are not the right, kind.” The advertiser said that he did not expect to remain here long as a man could make more money travelling around than by staying in one place too long.

In 1900 people rarely left their hometown, let alone travelled around their country, so I wonder if our farmer ever found a helpmate.

Perth Courier 1910

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 27 Oct 1979–McNeely Tannery-Address: 12 Bell Street Carleton Place, Ontario

Joe Scott took a poor calf skin to Brice McNeely who had a tannery on the banks of the Mississippi on Bell Street and asked what he was paying for hides. Brice told him 60 cents each with ten cents off for every hole in the hide.

You’d better take it, Mr. McNeely, and I think I owe you something for it,” was the startled reply from J. Scott as Brice looked at the hide with more holes than Swiss Cheese.

Carleton Place Herald 1900

 

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A well known Carleton Place gent from just outside of town was noted for being careful with his pennies entered McDiarmid’s store one morning to get a winter cap. He was shown 6 or 7 and selected one that seemed suitable. He retorted of course that it was too expensive, that he could get it much cheaper elsewhere and left.

An hour later he was back but the store clerk saw him first and whisked the 7 caps under the counter. The customer said,

“I’ve come back for the cap!”

Without batting an eyelash the owner told him that others knew a bargain when they saw it and that all those caps had sold within the hour after he had left the store.

Carleton Place Herald 

 

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Chatter with Gerry Townend — Fred Trafford 1983

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Chatter with Gerry Townend  — Fred Trafford 1983

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Confederation Life Bulletin 1961 Findlay

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Confederation Life Bulletin 1961 Findlay

 

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Photos from Donna Mcfarlane

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Moulton Iron

 

Findlays Limited - Steel Stamping Press

 

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The Appleton Incident 1954

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The Appleton Incident 1954

 

 

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Yesterday I heard from “Kathie Saunders” whose sister was rescued from the mighty Mississippi River. It’s not every often you hear from someone that was involved in an incident– and I consider that an amazing day when I do.

“When I was a small girl my mother had put my youngest sister in the carriage and put her outside. Well I thought I would take her for a walk and where we lived at the time there was rolling hills. Down at the bottom was the river just over from the falls. Well I went up one hill and the carriage got away from me and it went into the water.

The merchants down in the village called Fire Dept. and I remember that there were people there flashing their cameras and people had read it in the paper.”

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Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 07 May 1954, Fri,
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Debbie Dixon and The CPR Bridge Incident in Carleton Place–Linda’s Mailbag

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The Almonte Gazette is sold to John Graham of Carleton Place 1965

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The Almonte Gazette is sold to John Graham of Carleton Place 1965

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For 35 years Stewart Hanna published published the weekly Almonte Gazette Gazette on the principle that if you don’t like something don’t be afraid to say so. And don’t spare the adjectives. “Sure, it gets you into hot water,” water,” he says. “But heck, it made life a lot more interesting.” interesting.” He is no doubt one of my favourite people of Lanark County hands down. — Linda Seccaspina

 

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 - ANGRY JOURNALISTS In Ontario they call Stewart...

Clipped from

  1. Nanaimo Daily News,
  2. 22 Oct 1965, Fri,
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Stewart Hanna –The “Angry” Journalist of a Rural Town

Carleton Place the Thriving Junction Town 1900

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Carleton Place the Thriving Junction Town 1900

 

 

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1900 Postmarked Business Envelope

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  17 Nov 1900, Sat,  Page 14

 

But down at the Junction (Carleton Place), where, sweet, waters flow The broad  Mississippi, alive and aglow, Bill Nichols and Pattie, night, morning and noon, Jump like the old cow that jumped over the moon Today it is bridges, tomorrow the roads  For here is the chairman the biggest of toads, And dark grows the puddle of taxes and rates As they ever boost  Carleton bless their innocent  They, ride in a roller with a calliope’s  scream and each one is heading along  at full steam–The Lanark County Council Scottish Poem– names names names

 

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1900 – To supply serge for British army uniforms the Canada Woollen Mills expanded its operations here at the Gillies and Hawthorne mills.

Local talent presented the Temple of Fame, an historical pageant.  The town had a day of enthusiastic celebrations when news of the Relief of Ladysmith came from South Africa.

The Carleton Place Canoe Club was reorganized as a racing association and joined the new international canoe association.  A district grouping to include Ottawa, Brockville, Aylmer, Britannia and Carleton Place clubs was planned.  This town’s club ordered its first war canoe.

Peter Salter bought and reopened the Carleton House, the oldest two storey stone building in the town.  He renamed it the Leland Hotel.

 

 

CARLETON PLACE  – 1851  DIRECTORY

A Village situated on the River Mississippi, in the Township of Beckwith, County of Lanark, C.W. – distant from Perth, 21 miles, from Bytown, 30 miles, and from Smith’s Falls, 20 miles.

Population about 500.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PROFESSIONS, TRADES & c.

BELL, ROBERT, & Co., dealers in dry goods, groceries, crockery, hardware, & c.

CARLETON PLACE HERALD, weekly, James C. Poole, publisher

DUNNET, GEORGE, dealer in dry goods, groceries, hardware, crockery, drugs & c.

M’ARTHUR, A., & Co., general store, dry goods, groceries, hardware, crockery, & c.

POOLE, JAMES C., printing office

ROSEMOND, JAMES, woollen manufactory

Bell, Robert, M.P.P., agent for marriage licenses, town reeve, and postmaster

Bell, R., & Co., tannery

Bells & Rosemond, grist, saw, and oat mills

Constable, Rev. T.W., Wesleyan Methodist

County Agricultural Society, Robert Bell, secretary and treasurer

Duncan, James, blacksmith and axe factory

Equitable Fire Assurance Company – R. Bell & Co., agents

Fuller, Samuel, foundry

Galvin, Patrick, tailor

Graham, John, waggon and sleigh maker

Gray, Rev. Peter, Free Church

Halcroft, Rev. L., Baptist

Johnston, Robert, general store

Lavalee, Napoleon, hotelkeeper and inspector of beef and pork

M’Donald, Allen, wool-carding and cloth dressing mills

M’Gregor, Duncan, blacksmith and axe factory

M’Laren, Robert, Robert Burns tavern

M’Laughlan, Rev. James, Cameronian

Moffat, William, carpenter and builder

Murphy, Michael, tavern keeper

National Loan Fund Life Assurance Company, R. Bell & Co., agents

Nelson, Hugh, saddler and harness maker

Nelson, Johnson, classical and commercial school

Pattie, David, carpenter and builder

Peden, William, general store

Pittard, Joseph, waggon and sleigh maker

Poole, James C., clerk of division court

Pyne, Rev. A., Church of England

Wilson, Rev. Richard, Wesleyan Methodist

Wilson, William, M.D.

 

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Carleton Place 1960?? What year do you think? Julie Sadler said- With parking on both sides, you received your driver’s license if you could drive down the main street without hitting anything!

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  27 Dec 1898, Tue,  Page 3

 

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

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Almonte The Woolen Town 1900

Renfrew The Creamery Town 1900

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They Once Lived in My Home– Arthur Cram

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They Once Lived in My Home– Arthur Cram

 

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22 year-old Arthur (Art) Cram died in a motorcycle accident on High Street in Carleton Place in July 29, 1929. Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  15 Jul 1929, Mon,  Page 7

 

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The service took place in the house, so I assume it was done in the foyer here. The mile long cortege began at my home on Lake Ave East down Moore Street and Franktown Road until the cemetery.

Image may contain: tree, house, plant and outdoorSpringside HallVintage Carleton Place & Beckwith

 

 

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.

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After I Read an Obit About Mrs. William Cram I also Found Out

Donald Cram — Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Searching for Elizabeth Cram–Updates on Andrew Waugh

Searching for Joey Cram of Carleton Place

I Now have Part of Joey Cram

 

Springside Hall

 

The Morphy Cram House — Springside Hall

What’s Changed in Your Home in 40 Years?

Update on the Time Capsule in Springside Hall

Time Capsule in the ‘Hi Diddle Day’ House?

October 13, 1977 George W. Raeburn of Lake Ave East— Artist and C. P. R. Man

The Morphy Cram House — Springside Hall

The Hi- Diddle-Day House of Carleton Place – Puppets on a String

The Ghost Lovers of Springside Hall – A True Love Story

Glory Days in Carleton Place– Linda Seccaspina

So Where Does the Water come from Under my House?

Do You have an Archaeological Find in Your Carleton Place Basement?

Feeling Groovy by the Lake Ave East Bridge

The Spirits Are Alive and Well

What if You Had a Fire and No One Came?

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