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The Storm of 1952 –McKeen’s Hotel Window’s Smashed- Dogs Cats and Fowl Die in Barrage

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The Storm of 1952 –McKeen’s Hotel Window’s Smashed- Dogs Cats and Fowl Die in Barrage

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Fri, Jun 27, 1952 – Page 16
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You would think that if 500 animals died, and there were pound size hail, that there would be a photo somewhere. After searching for an hour through 1950s dairy photos from the 50s in the archives there was nothing. Just nothing– so I did my own photo LOL. If anyone has photos of this storm please email me at sav_77@yahoo.com.

Killed by Lightening– Martin Rachfort

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Killed by Lightening– Martin Rachfort

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August 5–1898 —with files from the Almonte Gazette

About four o’clock last Thursday afternoon a thunderstorm passed over the section of country between here and Pakenham, and several cases of damage by lightning are reported. The most serious was the death of Mr. Martin Rachfort, a stalwart young man of 23, who had been engaged on the farm of Mr. John McCann, near Blakeney, for the previous six weeks.

Mr. McCann had been at Pakenham, and was hurrying home to escape the impending storm when he passed Mr. Rachfort at work digging a drain some distance from the house. He shouted to him a couple of times that he had better go to the house before the storm came up. Mr. McCann took supper, and, noticing that Mr. R. did not arrive for his meal, though the usual signal had been given, he went out to see what was the matter, and found him lying dead in a lane between where he had been at work and the house.

He had been in the act of walking to the house, carrying the shovel he had been using, when a bolt of lightning struck him and killed him instantly. The straw hat he wore was torn to pieces and was scattered around where the body was found, the tongue of one of his boots was found ten feet ahead of him and both boots were badly torn.

Two small round holes were found on the left side of his head, marks showing that the electric current had skimmed along the surface of his body were also quite discernible, and a wound as of a burn on his feet showed where, the fluid had found egress, from the body. The current “ chipped” some of the silver on his watch and made an incision in the glass face, but the watch was still running when the body was found.

A brother of deceased was summoned from Sand Point, and took charge of the remains. Coroner (Dr.) Burns was notified, but did not deem’ an inquest necessary. The funeral took place on Friday j afternoon, from Undertaker Donald son’s “ morgue” to St, Mary’s church, thence to the R. C. cemetery

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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
08 Jun 1904, Wed  •  Page 4
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The Day The Wizard of Oz Came to Carleton Plac


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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
22 Jun 1910, Wed  •  Page 1
CLIPPED FROM
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
08 Jul 1908, Wed  •  Page 1

The Storm of June 1899

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Photo– Carleton Place 1910– Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

 

June 1899 Carleton Place

Last Wednesday afternoon, when the air was extremely sultry, a thunder cloud passed over us, suddenly and without warning, burst with a terrible crash, striking terror into the bones of all nervously disposed.  The delivery wagon of Messrs. Mitchell and Cram, laden with egg cases ready for shipment, was standing before the Summit store and when the clap came the pony started and dashed across the street, colliding with the screen door of Mr. Knox and smashing a large pane of glass in Mr. Swann’s window and spilling several boxes of eggs on the sidewalk.

 

The horse then dashed across the street to Mr. Shaw’s, colliding with the electric light pole and overturning and smashing the wagon.  Some 60 dozen eggs were broken in all, besides other damage.  Carleton Place Herald-1899

 

Among other residents sharing the Carleton Place village scene of a century ago were: the families of Jacob Leslie, cabinet maker; George and Robert McLean and Henry Beck, carpenters;  Alexander Dalgety, carpenter, Hugh McLeod, miller; James Duncan and Duncan McGregor, blacksmiths; Joseph Gilhuly, carriage maker; James McFadden, and William Moore, shoemakers; also William Kelly, saloon keeper; William Paisley, carter; John Cameron, John Neil and Robert Knox, labourers; William Bradley, weaver, and William Nowlan, painter; Joseph Thompson, railway switchman; Thomas Hughes, station master and Frederick S. Haight, M.A., school master.

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The Day The Wizard of Oz Came to Carleton Place

To All the Snowmageddons I Have Loved Before

Five years later – Still Searching for Christmas in the Rain – Zoomer

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Five years later – Still Searching for Christmas in the Rain – Zoomer.

Weather Whisperings with Linda, Sheba and Pat Robertson?? – Zoomers

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Weather Whisperings with Linda, Sheba and Pat Robertson?? – Zoomers.

 

 

The weather gods are predicting another powerful weather system that is now sitting in some remote bar in the Rockies. The storm dumped more snow in the mountains and up to 10 inches in some parts of midwest is on its way. The weather whisperers have also spoken – it will move east.

My friend Wanda just emailed me at 5:45 am today. There is another snowstorm today in Arkansas and she will not teach as the schools are closed. They were also closed for three days last week.