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Dynamite! The Lanark County Way of Life

Dynamite! The Lanark County Way of Life




June 10, 1898–Almonte Gazette

Dynamiters, Beware!

Residents of the vicinity of Youngville, below Almonte, complain that the Mississippi in that section during the past week has had on its surface a large number of dead fish of all kinds—sucker, pike, pickerel, bass, chub, etc.—the stench from which was almost unbearable during the hot weather.

The fish were killed by dynamite, and a sharp lookout will be kept for the law-breakers who thus wantonly destroy the fishing ground that has always furnished sport for the disciples of Walton. The guilty parties will be severely punished, if possible.


Where was Youngville?


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 and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)


How to Really Catch Fish With Dynamite at the Glen Isle Bridge

The Harold Kettles Series – Blowing up Beaver Dams in Beckwith

The Harold Kettles Series –Sandpit Blasting 1884

The Uni-Bomber of Carleton Place? Didn’t I Blow Your Mind?

An Explosive Highway 7 Tale