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Mystery of the Lanark Cave — Lanark Village

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Mystery of the Lanark Cave — Lanark Village
Arlene Stafford-Wilson
February 19 at 9:07 AM  · 
50 years ago…………..part 2 of 2
Article written by James Lally, who worked for the “Lanark Era” and “The Ottawa Journal” from 1945-1960

I love how our community helps each other with history and it was with great interest when Arlene Stafford Wilson posted the artcle above this week. Read her local history blog here..

Then local historian Doris Quinn posted this on the Lanark Village Community Group Read Doris’s notations on: The Canada Character Civilization Award — Doris Quinn and Have you Ever Seen the Praying Station? The Buchanan Scrapbooks

Doris Quinn
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In this weeks Lanark Era…. What we were mentioning a few days ago! FIFTY years ago 1972

Lanark Village Community Group Comments on the subject:

Paul Milotte

When I was young and in Cubs a Dr. Craig came to one of our meetings and told us a story of the early days in Lanark when a dog went into the cave at the 50 acres (behind Mrs M.’s house). The dog was lost for a few days but reappeared somewhere near George Young’s funeral home. I remember trying to go into the cave with Ted Holmes when where adventurous young lads. We could see inside the cave but no way we could squeeze in. Don’t know if the small opening is still there.

Ted Holmes

Actually you could go inside and as I remember the small opening was to the right of the main entrance

The dog story is true but never varied to my knowledge.

Dr. Craig also told us about tapping the wrong tree for maple syrup but also was very keen in the Baden Powell’s scouting. Jungle book and camping was certainly a large part of the imaginary and real fun we lived.

I was so keen on the totem pole Dr Craig had erected at his home across from Marg and Oval Adam’s.

Molly Mahon

Cool! There are drawings on the rocks at the playfairville rapids too – other side of the river near the old stone fireplace.

So was this cave a figment of stories from the past? Not at all, and it probably still exists. But I advise all of you not to go on private property, and for that I have abbrievated the last name (property) as that is the very last thing I want.

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The Windsor Star
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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Notations about the cave from one of my fave writers Randy Boswell in 2020

 Randy has a wide-ranging career with the Ottawa Citizen and Postmedia News, where he covered city hall, had a business column, wrote a variety of feature stories, served as city editor and developed a national history beat, he became a full-time professor at Carleton University in 2012.

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Edward Van Cortlandt had a deep interest in the natural world and contributed greatly to the fields of geology, archeology and biology. He created a museum that was open to the public to display the geological and biological specimens he had collected from around the Ottawa area, as well as the indigenous artifacts, some of which came from the 5,000 year old indigenous burial ground he discovered along the Ottawa River.  Eventually his collection was broken up and used to seed the collections of other institution such as the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the Redpath Museum, The McCord Museum, the Geological Survey of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canadian Museum of History. Van Cortlandt was the first curator in Ottawa and his work went on to help create other world famous Museums. READ more here CLICK

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Related reading:

Where Was Meyers Cave?

Meyer’s Cave — John Walden Meyers

THE CAVE AT POOLEY’S BRIDGE STORY

Historical Caves — Pelissier’s Caves

Snow Road Adventures- Hikes in the Old Cave — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

So Where Were the Caves in Carleton Place?

Now You see it, Now You Don’t: The Disappearing and Reappearing of the Tim Horton’s Subterranean

Muddy Beaver Cave

Our newest cave adventure took us (Rob, Mick, Jeff and myself) to the far Eastern end of Ontario. Our mission was to find this long known but not over explored cave. Rob brought this cave location to the attention of us caver’s and some prodding of the cave community showed that it has been explored sporadically in the past. The cave has been somewhat modified due to advancements of the infrastructure in the area in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Muddy Beaver Cave was renamed to cover the somewhat revealing original name. The cave consists of a large half flooded chamber with numerous side nooks and mini chambers. A variety of formations and a rumored aggravated beaver make for an interesting exploration. Enjoy the pics.
1910 cave found.. click on photo to read..
Since Kayley and I both had the privilege of having Holiday Monday free from the constraints of employment, we decided to get out of the house and do a little adventuring.
Our first stop was at the Bonnechere Caves in Eganville, Ontario. CLICK HERE TO READ__http://www.thecountlesswandering.com/tag/calabogie/

Franks Culvert Cave near Perth click here

THIS IS A STOCK PHOTO OF WHAT I Thought it might look inside.

Annual Potluck Coming!!! Next Lanark County Genealogical Society Meeting

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Annual Potluck Coming!!! Next Lanark County Genealogical Society Meeting

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Hosted by Lanark County Genealogical Society

Date/Time
Date(s) – December 9, 2017
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Location
Brunton Community Hall —ADMISSION is FREE

1702 9th Line, corner of Hwy 15 and 9th Line, Blacks Corners, Carleton Place ON.

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LANARK COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY CHRISTMAS POT LUCK PARTY

Date/Time
Date(s) – December 9, 2017
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Location

Brunton Community Hall —ADMISSION is FREE

1702 9th Line, corner of Hwy 15 and 9th Line, Blacks Corners, Carleton Place ON.

 

Sharing categories of your contribution to the buffet tables including appetizers, main dishes, salads, desserts, non-alcoholic beverages and party goods  Please bring your own cutlery, dinner plate and beverage cup.

Annual General Meeting will follow Pot Luck.  Election for Board of Director Volunteers will take place.

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Back by popular demand,  guest speaker Randy Boswell.
If you missed Randy Bosswell’s presentation earlier this year you really must try to make it to this event.  Randy is an entertaining speaker.  He will be speaking on his historical finds in the old newspaper.  Randy has a wide-ranging career with the Ottawa Citizen and Postmedia News, where he covered city hall, had a business column, wrote a variety of feature stories, served as city editor and developed a national history beat, he became a full-time professor at Carleton University in 2012.

 

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

Lanark County Genealogical Society website–click here

Blast from the Past 2016 Potluck

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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 andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

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Next Lanark County Genealogical Society Meeting November 4

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Next Lanark County Genealogical Society Meeting November 4

 

 

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Hosted by Lanark County Genealogical Society

Date/Time
Date(s) November 4, 2017
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location
Brunton Community Hall —ADMISSION is FREE

1702 9th Line, corner of Hwy 15 and 9th Line, Blacks Corners, Carleton Place ON.

 

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Guest Speaker – Irene Robillard

Will speak to us on the wealth of genealogical and historical information contained in the “Tweedmuirs of the Women’s Institute in Ontario”, her presentation will also explain how to find and access these collections, both in paper and in digitized format.  Irene is a member of the Women’s Institute and currently the Digitizing Coordinator for Ontario.  She is the author of 3 books on local history in the Ottawa Valley.

Thew Women’s Institute was founded by Adeliade Hunter Hoodless in 1897 after her infant son died from drinking tainted milk.  She vowed that no other families would suffer the same fate and dedicated her life toward the education and development of rural women.

As the Federation Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) approach its 50th anniversary in 1947, the executive decided part of their celebration should include community histories. In association with Lady Tweedsmuir, the widow of Lord Tweedsmuir (Governor-General 1935 – 1940) the Tweedsmuir History Book project was launched

 

Date/Time
Date(s) November 4, 2017
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location

Brunton Community Hall —ADMISSION is FREE

1702 9th Line, corner of Hwy 15 and 9th Line, Blacks Corners, Carleton Place ON.

 

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LANARK COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY CHRISTMAS POT LUCK PARTY

Date/Time
Date(s) – December 9, 2017
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Location

Brunton Community Hall —ADMISSION is FREE

1702 9th Line, corner of Hwy 15 and 9th Line, Blacks Corners, Carleton Place ON.

 

Sharing categories of your contribution to the buffet tables including appetizers, main dishes, salads, desserts, non-alcoholic beverages and party goods  Please bring your own cutlery, dinner plate and beverage cup.

Annual General Meeting will follow Pot Luck.  Election for Board of Director Volunteers will take place.

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Back by popular demand,  guest speaker Randy Boswell.
If you missed Randy Bosswell’s presentation earlier this year you really must try to make it to this event.  Randy is an entertaining speaker.  He will be speaking on his historical finds in the old newspaper.  Randy has a wide-ranging career with the Ottawa Citizen and Postmedia News, where he covered city hall, had a business column, wrote a variety of feature stories, served as city editor and developed a national history beat, he became a full-time professor at Carleton University in 2012.

 

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

Lanark County Genealogical Society website–click here

 

Who is Coming to the Next  Lanark County Genealogical Society Event?

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Master Builders of Family History – LCGS Annual Show and Tell

Saturday October 14, 2017 @ Beckwith Township Municipal Complex

Start time: 1:30 pm

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Bring, display and share your amazing story of genealogical serendipity

– family heirlooms, artifacts, journals and documents

– pictures or an album inherited from grandmother’s estate

– a recently published book, Auntie’s diary, Grandma’s Guest Book or Ghosts of the Past

– or an equally exciting discovery at one of our Lanark County Genealogical Society events

 

Genealogical Society calls Fall a season of Cinnamon, Pumpkin spice and ~Sweater Weather~ and a time to share our meeting itinerary  
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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Lanark County Genealogical Society website–click here

 

Who is Coming to the Next Lanark County Genealogical Society Meeting May 6?

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Randy Boswell  May 6th meeting!!- News, History and Memory: Rediscovering the Past in a Digital Age

Hosted by Lanark County Genealogical Society

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
ADMISSION is FREE

 

LOCATION
Brunton Community Hall
1702 9th Line, corner of Hwy 15 and 9th Line, Blacks Corners, Carleton Place ON.

 


News, History and Memory: Rediscovering the Past in a Digital Age


The digitization of historical newspapers has created a remarkable portal to the past for researchers and storytellers of all stripes. What can be found? Long-lost answers to enduring questions, as well as forgotten people, places and events that — once rediscovered — can spark exciting initiatives to commemorate the past and enrich the present life of any community.  With stories from his own adventures at the intersection of journalism and history, former Ottawa Citizen writer Randy Boswell — now a Carleton University professor with a passion for historical sleuthing — discusses recent discoveries in Ottawa Valley archaeology and probes the digital files of the Lanark County for  hidden gems.

 

Biography of Randy Boswell

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After a long, wide-ranging career with the Ottawa Citizen and Postmedia News, where he covered city hall, had a business column, wrote a variety of feature stories, served as city editor and developed a national history beat, Randy Boswell became a full-time professor in 2012.

 

But he’d been teaching journalism at Carleton as a contract instructor since the mid-1990s, helping to train hundreds of students over the years in the fundamentals of reporting.

He currently teaches second- and third-year reporting courses as well as a fourth-year lecture course — Journalism Now and Next — that explores the multitude of economic, technological, political and ethical issues facing the profession.

Boswell has been shortlisted for the Pierre Berton Award, Canada’s top prize for popularizing Canadian history, was the 2010 winner of the Yves Fortier Earth Science Journalism Award and was co-writer of a 1997 National Newspaper Award-nominated special project on Gatineau Park. He continues to write history-related news stories on a freelance basis and is pursuing various research projects that employ 19th-century newspapers to shed fresh light on political, scientific and journalistic issues and personalities of that era.

Boswell recently edited a collection of essays related to the 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald’s birth and co-authored two papers set to appear in the Canadian Journal of Archaeology that unravel a 150-year-old mystery about an ancient aboriginal burial ground along the Ottawa River.

 

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

Lanark County Genealogical Society website–click here