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Photos and Postcards of Lanark Village –Laurie Yuill

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Photos  and Postcards of Lanark Village –Laurie Yuill
Town Hall, Lanark, Ontario

All photos from my friend Laurie Yuill.. historian of Lanark County

School House, Lanark, Ontario

School House, Lanark, Ontario

All photos frlm Laurie Yuill

Business Section, Lanark, Ontario 1959-The Aftermath of the Lanark Fire June 1959

Lanark Fire 1959– Hour by Hour
The Lanark Fire June 15th 1959

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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
19 May 1909, Wed  •  Page 1

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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
02 Jul 1902, Wed  •  Page 1

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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
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Dedication to Deachman’s Bridge 1946–Photos— thanks to Laurie Yuill

The Hart Children of Lanark — Laurie Yuill

  1. Photos of Laurie Yuill- Somerville/Mather Picnic 1937–Charles Home, Lloyd Knowles House–Foster Family 
  2. Mr. Lionel Barr’s Store Middleville and Other Mementos –‎Laurie Yuill‎

The Old Lionel Barr Sawmill Middleville 1941 — Laurie Yuill

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION–70 YEARS OLD  –Laurie Yuill Part 1

 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 2 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 3-“There is no use in my joining the Society, as I have nothing to exhibit”

Middleville School Photos- Laurie Yuill

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 4-“the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair “

Middleville– Yuill- Photos Laurie Yuill

Walter Mather Yuill — Died at age 28

Photos of Men at Work – 1920s — Don’t Forget About Me!

A Postcard from Lanark –1905 — Don’t Call!

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A Postcard from Lanark –1905 — Don’t Call!

I bought this from EBay for my Lanark County collection as I thought the message was quite neat, and I had not seen this landscape before. It was sent August 7th, 1905 and postmarked Lanark Village. The front is a scene “The Clyde — Lanark, Ontario ( as seen from the Lower Bridge)

It was addressed to Miss S. Sullivan in Arnprior c/o Telephone Office and sent by N. K in Lanark.

The message was:

“I was just settling down for a nice talk last night when some person cut it short. Say do not let the girls call unless I call first because the Boss has caught me overtime, and what I don’t want is to get caught again. Try and come to C. P.”

N.K.

Anne Wurm

August 2, 2018  · Prior Fun Facts53) Switchboard operators for the Bell Telephone Company used to connect incoming and outgoing calls to local residents. Their office was on John Street in the building which is currently (2012) home to

Photo Inquiry Postcards

Community Comments– Lanark Village Postcard

Small & McNeely Carleton Place and George Milton Argue — Story of Postcard

Story About A Postcard —– Baldy Welsh to Horace Merrill 1908

Postcard Family Stories 1906 — Mrs Thomas Hackett

The Postcard From Lanark 1913

Be Very Proud Carleton Place — Postcards and Booze

Debunking a Postcard 1913 — Strange Ephemera

A Postcard to Caldwell’s Mills

The Hidden Postcard Gallery in Carleton Place

Another Postcard Look at Carleton Place

Carleton Place 1912 Postcard

Carleton Place Postcard– What Year Was This Taken?

A Street With More than a Name–When Postcards Bring Back Memories

A Postcard to Caldwell’s Mills

So What Happened to Miss Eva Reid of Renfrew?

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So What Happened to Miss Eva Reid of Renfrew?

This postcard was sent by a friend in 1907 asking Eva to come visit her in Carleton Place. I always love buying these as I try to find out who they are. The sender only had their initials, but I still could track down Eva Muir from Renfrew. Eva passed away in April of 1930. I could find out no more information about her.

Photo Inquiry Postcards

Story About A Postcard —– Baldy Welsh to Horace Merrill 1908

The Carleton Place “Booth Era” Postcards — Vintage Postcards Soon to go on Sale!

Be Very Proud Carleton Place — Postcards and Booze

Debunking a Postcard 1913 — Strange Ephemera

A Postcard to Caldwell’s Mills

The Hidden Postcard Gallery in Carleton Place

Another Postcard Look at Carleton Place

Carleton Place 1912 Postcard

Carleton Place Postcard– What Year Was This Taken?

A Street With More than a Name–When Postcards Bring Back Memories

Know Your ” Pop Stars” from the 1900s —Marie Studholme — Emma Buffam Files

The Postcard Courtship of Emma Buffam and Dugald New – Episode 3

Vacationing with the Lanark County Folks in 1000 Islands 1938

“Ottawa Flashbacks” Photo Collection- Simpson Book Collection

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“Ottawa Flashbacks” Photo Collection- Simpson Book Collection
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Boys fishing on McKay’s Lake in Rockcliffe- National Archives of Canada 1890- “Ottawa Flashbacks” –From the Simpson Book Collection-Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Ottawa Collegiate Institute- Now Lisgar Collegiate –National Archives of Canada 1880- “Ottawa Flashbacks”– Ottawa Flashbacks. A Postcard Book of 30 Black and White Historical Photographs. Willowdale. Firefly Books. 1990 12x 18cm

From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Rideau Falls National Archives of Canada 1855- “Ottawa Flashbacks”
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Skating party at Rideau Hall National Archives of Canada 1915 – “Ottawa Flashbacks”
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- April Snowstorm on Sparks Street– National Archives of Canada 1885 – “Ottawa Flashbacks”
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Chaudiere Falls– National Archives of Canada 1900- “Ottawa Flashbacks”
From the Simpson Book collection soon to be documented this week- Building Union Station downtown Ottawa- National Archives of Canada 1911- “Ottawa Flashbacks”

Byward Market 1921
York Street in the Byward Market 1905
Construction of Centre Block 1863
Children in “Central Park”. This park encirclingPatterson Creek featured an ornate wooden bridge spanning the pond.

please note this post was fuzzy. Fireman fighting the fire at the Parliament buildings.

Victoria Museum from Metcalfe Street 1911
Sparks and Bank Street looking east 1900

Ed and Shirley’s Simpson –Historic Books — the List

Remember Lover’s Lane? Lover’s Walk? Les Chats Sauvage? Simpson Books

You Have to Open Up a Business Here!!! 1912 Ottawa Marketing — Simpson Books

Down on Main Street– 1911-Photos- For the Discriminating and the Particular — Simpson Books

The General Hospital 1867-1929 Photos — Simpson Books

Renfrew Fair 1953-1953-Ed and Shirley (Catherine) Simpson

Did You Know? Union School #9 and Goulburn #16

When One Boat Filled the Rideau Lock–Rideau King

Women’s Institute Burritts Rapids 1902-1988

Looking for Photos of ‘The Castle’ in Ashton

A Romantic Story of the Founding Of Burritt’s Rapids

The First Half Century of Ottawa Pictorial McLeod Stewart – Simpson Book Collection

1906 INDUSTRIAL AND PICTURESQUE OTTAWA CANADA – PHOTOS— Simpson Book Collection

Ottawa, The Capital of the Dominion of Canada 1923 Simpson Book Collection

Views Of Ottawa (Aylmer) Basil Reid 1890-1900 Simpson Book Collection – Photos Photos Photos

The Ottawa City Directory 1897-98 —Simpson Book Collection

The Postcard Courtship of Emma Buffam and Dugald New – Episode 3

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The Postcard Courtship of Emma Buffam and Dugald New – Episode 3

Dugald James New lived and worked as a labourer for a period of time in Almonte, and from what I can tell he moved on to working with the Moore logging camp in the Ottawa region. ( thanks to Jaan Kolk) He was in love with Emma Buffam who lived in Appleton and them moved to Carleton Place and her nickname to everyone was ‘Kid”. I have also found postcards from other logging locations so I will do a few postcards each day so we can put their romance together. They dated by postcards for almost 4 years.

Postcards from Dugald James New to Emma Buffam in Carleton Place ( there are about 60 of them- and will put up two a day) thanks –thanks to Cathy & Terry Machin-

May 5,1910

Hello Kid,

Got a card from Ernie and he thought you were a dandy. When I go home to see you, you will be out. Say Kid, wish you were here you would have a lot to do as we have a lot to do. Did you hear anything about the wedding? Brice came home just before I left and didn’t have time to talk to him. Well this is ‘all the lies’ I can think of. Answer soon!!

Dugald

May 9 1910

Well Kid I got that letter you said you sent last week so I thought and would save you asking the Boogieman about it. Well kid, it rained this afternoon and getting ready to see the explosion in Hull.(Quebec) so I don’t have much time. Besides a lot of running around I have to do. Well kid I suppose you are having a good time, but answer soon, if not sooner. DUG

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October 19, 1910, Ottawa ( postmarked Ottawa CPR MC)

Well kid,

We had to work tonight, and I did not have a chance to get up. I may be up tomorrow night if nothing happens. We are having one heck of a swell time I don’t think. I worked from twelve o’clock last night until seven this morning. Well kid, be good.

Dug

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August 16, 1910 ( postmarked Train Number G)

Well kid,

Here we are having a lovely time working all day and part of the night. I saw Annie B this morning and was talking to her. I have not been in the water yet ( logging) and have no notion to go in. He has not asked me to go in yet. I think I will be here for a day or two.

Well kid, be good. Soon

Dug..

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Do you want to chum with me???

April 10, 1912 Caledonia Springs

Well, kid

We came down today, and it is certainly a nice place to drop off at as we mot certainly can’t get home until midnight on the freight train. We aew all now in the prime of health. If nothing happens I may drive down to the house on Sunday around 2 or 2:30 if it is good weather. Well kid, don’t write again until I see you, because I don’t know what kind of place this is and we never come back. I will close remaining your friend

Dug

January 3, 1911 Point Fortune

We got here okay and I think I will go out on the job tomorrow. Hope it won’t get that hard on me. But never mind, things may pick up for me. Mr Demers did not come out with us as his son Duncan came off the train we were on. I wrote a car from Rigaud to you. Answer soon if not sooner. I also don’tknow what happened to Tom. He was on the train when we left Carleton Place and that is the last we seen of him. Would you see if he is at home and answer right back?

Dugald

This is where DUGALD NEW lived when he wrote Emma Buffam from Ottawa-4 Avon Lane New Edinburgh— Notice how small it was. They had homes for mill workers and they had homes for logging labourers too.-
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
09 May 1910, Mon  •  Page 1
In the past, Pointe-Fortune was inhabited or visited by Amerindians, coureurs de bois, fishermen, log drivers, cellars, vacationers and farmers. 
The national road also passed through the village. 
But, the 1960s transformed Pointe-Fortune forever. 
With 
the construction of the Carillon hydroelectric dam in the early 1960s and 
the arrival of Highway 40 , Pointe-Fortune has become a small, isolated and quiet hamlet where the emphasis is on nature conservation, environmental protection, sustainable development and the recreation and tourism aspect.
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
20 Mar 1911, Mon  •  Page 10

Name:Dugald James New
Age:23
Birth Year:abt 1890
Birth Place:Carleton Place, Ontario
Marriage Date:5 Nov 1913
Marriage Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:James H New
Mother:Francis S Flynn New
Spouse:Emma Elizabeth Buffam

Name:Emma New
Gender:Female
Racial or Tribal Origin:English
Nationality:Canada
Marital Status:Married
Age:30
Birth Year:abt 1891
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1 Jun 1921
House Number:12
Residence Street or Township:Park Ave
Residence City, Town or Village:Town of Carleton Place
Residence District:Lanark
Residence Province or Territory:Ontario
Residence Country:Canada
Relation to Head of House:Wife
Spouse’s Name:Dugald New
Father Birth Place:England
Mother Birth Place:Ontario
Can Speak English?:Yes
Can Speak French?:No
Religion:Presbyterian
Can Read?:Yes
Can Write?:Yes
Occupation:Housewife
Municipality:Carleton Place
Enumeration District:97
Sub-District:Carleton Place (Town)
Sub-District Number:50
Enumerator:T Franklyn Nolan
District Description:Polling Division No. 5 – Comprising that part of the town south of the 12th concession line and east of Rochester street and Franktown Road
Neighbours:View others on page
Line Number:41
Family Number:12
Household MembersAgeRelationshipDugald New31HeadEmma New30WifeMabel Hurcomb26LodgerLillian New2Daughter

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
03 Mar 1942, Tue  •  Page 16
Name:Dugald New
Gender:Male
Racial or Tribal Origin:English
Nationality:Canada
Marital Status:Married
Age:31
Birth Year:abt 1890
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1 Jun 1921
House Number:12
Residence Street or Township:Park Ave
Residence City, Town or Village:Town of Carleton Place
Residence District:Lanark
Residence Province or Territory:Ontario
Residence Country:Canada
Relation to Head of House:Head
Spouse’s Name:Emma New
Father Birth Place:Ontario
Mother Birth Place:Ontario
Can Speak English?:Yes
Can Speak French?:No
Religion:Presbyterian
Can Read?:Yes
Can Write?:Yes
Months at School:90-91
Occupation:Laborer
Employment Type:2 Wage Earner
Nature of Work:?? B
Income:1200
Out of Work?:No
Duration of Unemployment:09
Duration of Unemployment (Illness):9
Municipality:Carleton Place
Enumeration District:97
Sub-District:Carleton Place (Town)
Sub-District Number:50
Home Owned or Rented:Owned
Monthly Rental:BB
Class of House:Single House
Materials of Construction:Wood
Number of Rooms:6
Enumerator:T Franklyn Nolan
District Description:Polling Division No. 5 – Comprising that part of the town south of the 12th concession line and east of Rochester street and Franktown Road
Neighbours:View others on page
Line Number:40
Family Number:12
Household MembersAgeRelationshipDugald New31HeadEmma New30WifeMabel Hurcomb26LodgerLillian New2Daughter

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Name:E Lillian Bassett
Birth Date:1919
Death Date:2010
Cemetery:United Cemeteries
Burial or Cremation Place:Beckwith, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Has Bio?:N
Spouse:Gordon A Bassett
URL:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/187497647/e-lillian-bassett
Name:E. Lillian Bassett
Gender:Female
Death Age:91
Birth Date:abt 1919
Death Date:3 Nov 2010
Obituary Date:6 Nov 2010
Spouse:Gordon
Child:GordRuthRodRon
Name:Mrs Lillian New
Gender:Female
Residence Date:1963
Residence Place:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Electoral District:Danforth
Reference Number:M-5105




Early lumber companies were very simple operations requiring a lot of hard work and luck and a little capital for wages and supplies.Most timber was illegally cut off crown land.This account of the Moore brothers of Aylmer describes the typical first generation of pioneer lumber men.Their nephews and sons went on to live near Des Joachim’s and be successful lumberers along the Black,Dumoine and Upper Ottawa river,especially David Jr.”Job Sr and David Moore Sr were the sons of Dudley Moore who arrived in Wrightville in the early 1800s.Together they formed the first edition of the Moore Lumber Company shortly after Philemon Wright made his first voyage to Quebec City.In their first operations they each took an axe and two or three men with a yoke of oxen,one cow,one bag of Indian corn,one bag of flour,butter and a small quantity of meat and established a shanty on Lac Deschenes.They made a few cribs of timber,rafted them  (many cribs formed a raft with buoyant pine as the base and a few heavier oak and other hardwood on top) and took them to Quebec.By hard work and perseverance and modest growth ,year by year, they became very extensive lumberers.”(from an interview with an acquaintance of the brothers by Anson Gard) READ—The Last of the Wild Rivers






Photo from- thanks to Cathy & Terry Machin– Moore Lumber Co who Dugald New worked at as a cook and labourer.
Photo from- thanks to Cathy & Terry Machin– Moore Lumber Co.

Moore Logging Crew-Photo from- thanks to Cathy & Terry Machin– Moore Lumber Co.
Photo from- thanks to Cathy & Terry Machin– Moore Lumber Co. along with Brooks Lumber Co.who were a huge outfit out of the US and bought land parcels all through Canada to cut wood. Thanks Jaan Kolk

The Carleton Place “Booth Era” Postcards — Vintage Postcards Soon to go on Sale!

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The Carleton Place “Booth Era” Postcards — Vintage Postcards Soon to go on Sale!

 

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These vintage 60s postcards are going on sale in November at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

267 Edmund Street
Carleton Place, ON
K7C 3E8
613-253-7013

​cpbmuseum@outlook.com

$2 each or 3 for $5 – Make great gifts or even cards!!

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relatedreading

The Carleton Place Riverside Park Booth Etc. Etc.

Postcards of Lanark County thanks to Sally Tuffin

Be Very Proud Carleton Place — Postcards and Booze

Debunking a Postcard 1913 — Strange Ephemera

A Postcard to Caldwell’s Mills

The Hidden Postcard Gallery in Carleton Place

Another Postcard Look at Carleton Place

Carleton Place 1912 Postcard

Carleton Place Postcard– What Year Was This Taken?

Postcards of Lanark County thanks to Sally Tuffin

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Postcards of Lanark County thanks to Sally Tuffin

I have been putting up her postcards for the last few weeks– now I am going to document them all. Thanks Sally Tuffin!

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This would be looking up the river from the town hall bridge. The left hand side would be where Spring St. Is now.

This is Metcalfe park at the base of Bay Hill looking up the river. The park was named after a Dr. Metcalfe. Postmarked Feb. 12, 1909. Both there’s two postcards were published by the Stedman Bros. store.

 

Postmarked Feb. 8, 1908. Published by M.R. MacFarlane in Almonte. These falls are up from Metcalfe Park where the river flows into the bay.

Bay Hill no publisher or postmark.

 

No publisher or postmark.

 

No.publisher or postmark.

Postmarked Feb. 1, 1910 published by Mrs. E. Grieg of Almonte.

 

Postmarked Sept.28, 1907. Unknown publisher.

Postmarked July 6, 1908, published by M.R. MacFarlane

Postmark July 19, 1906.

 

Postmarked Sept. 11, 1909. Published by M.R.MacFarlane.

Postmarked April 3, 1908. Published by M.R. MacFarlane.

Postmarked Aug. 22, 1907. Publisher unknown.

No date  unknown publisher.

 

Postmarked Feb. 1, 1915. Published by Stedman Bros.

Unmailed, no postmark

Postmarked Apr. 12, 1915 Published by Warwick Bros. & Ritter, Toronto, ON

 

 

Postmarked March 2, 1915. Published by Valentine’s and Sons Montreal and Toronto.

 

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 and The Tales of Almonte

  1. relatedreading

Be Very Proud Carleton Place — Postcards and Booze

Debunking a Postcard 1913 — Strange Ephemera

A Postcard to Caldwell’s Mills

The Hidden Postcard Gallery in Carleton Place

Another Postcard Look at Carleton Place

Carleton Place 1912 Postcard

Carleton Place Postcard– What Year Was This Taken?

A Street With More than a Name–When Postcards Bring Back Memories

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Yesterday I found an old postcard that featured William Street from my childhood home of Cowansville, Quebec. It brought back a lot of memories for me that came out of the woodwork when I looked at it.

I remember visiting the Barker family home from time to time on William Street with my Grandparents, and the smile that their daughter Karen always gave me. You don’t forget things like that, nor do you forget the excitement that William Street also held for you once a year. Word around the neighbourhood was that William Street had the best Halloween candy, and the street was always crowded with kids looking for the ultimate sugar buzz. Some of the folks on William Street were the first ones to give out small individual chocolate bar treats. My very first taste of a tiny O’Henry treat bar first occurred on that very street.

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words and that wasn’t the only thing I will remember about William Street– it also became a safe detour to get me home some days. When you are 6 or 7  your fears are mostly monsters, witches, ghosts, or shadows on the wall at night. They say children at this age still have a vivid imagination–but mine was all too real.

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When I would come home from school some days a small dark haired girl would venture out of her home on the Albert Street hill and follow me. I had no idea that when I was about to cross the street to walk that last 1/4 mile home she would stop and slap me on the cheek. She did it once, she did it twice, and it went on for months. I had no idea why she was doing it, and I was too afraid to tell my Father as she had warned me there would be consequences if I did. Some days I walked down Albert Street and took my chances, and other days I took a detour down William Street and cut across Oliver Street and then through the back field.

I can’t remember when this horrible ordeal stopped, and  I realize today she was probably mimicking a very bad situation at home. Today, even at 65 I can still remember her face like it was yesterday. As Raymond Chandler once said:

“The streets were dark sometimes with something more than the night”

 

For email, the old postcard rule applies. Nobody else is supposed to read your postcards, but you’d be a fool if you wrote anything private on one. Judith Martin

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News

The Hidden Postcard Gallery in Carleton Place

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The Hidden Postcard Gallery in Carleton Place

 

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I saw these on Tuesday and loved them.  Nothing but hidden postcard gems of Carleton Place and Perth were found on the walls of Scott Reid’s office. They are hung at 224 Bridge Street Carleton Place, Ontario

 

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