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Next LCGS Meeting March 3- Speaker– Bud Van Alstine–Doran’s Rapids

Next LCGS Meeting March 3- Speaker– Bud Van Alstine–Doran’s Rapids

                                   MONTHLY GATHERING

March 3, 2018 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Beckwith Township Municipal Complex
1702 9th Line Beckwith Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P2


Speaker — Bud Van Alstine

Our March 3rd speaker will be Bud Van Alstine. Bud was born and raised in old South Sherbrooke Township, now part of Tay Valley Township, Lanark County. He grew up to be, among other things, a history teacher in Perth. Bud is now retired from teaching but still has a passion for local history. He speaks to us today on some of the short stories he has written on the area, the contributions he has made to the Van Alstine Family history book, and will probably touch on the ghost town of Doran’s Rapids.

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)




Dorans Rapids– From Historic Mills Tay Valley

Located on the Fall River in Lot 2, Concession 9, of the Bathurst Ward these mills were owned at one early date by Alvah Adams, son of Joshua Adams of Adamsville (Glen Tay). Later, they were owned by William Doran. The saw mill and grist mill became known as the Village of Doran.

Have you Ever Heard about Doran? Here Come da’ Judge!