1900 Postmarked Business Envelope
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
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.
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!
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ 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.