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Two centuries of Almonte on the map

Editor's Note: I posted this item six years ago, when we had many fewer readers. I thought I'd repost it for folks who wouldn't...

Did Dalhousie Lake have a previous name?

EDITOR'S NOTE: The area in and around Dalhousie Lake shows evidence of indigenous peoples stopping there for possibly thousands of years. I'm interested in early...

Bay Hill, circa 1880

by Brent Eades I find this photo of the Bay Hill area, from the collection Michael Dunn shares with me on Almonte.com, intriguing for various...

“Christmas with the Jim Browns” — 1951

by Brent Eades Andrew Brown contacted me recently about a profile of his family that appeared across Canada in December of 1952, a year after...

2005: Old Mama’s Place burns down

by Brent Eades Newer town residents may have wondered why the vacant lot on Ottawa Street at St. James Street, just south of the YIG...

Signs commemorate local hero, royal visit

by Brent Eades Mayor McLaughlin and Councillor John Edwards joined members of the Heritage Committee and the Lanark County Genealogical Society for the unveiling of...

Halloween in Almonte, circa 1900

by Brent Eades I knew that somewhere in the historic photo collection Michael Dunn was kind enough to share with me years ago there was...

The Hub in its cinema heyday

Cliff Bennett sends us this interesting note in reply to our recent article about the Hub relocating: "Here’s a bit of history about the Hub...

1974: train wreck on CPR bridge

by Brent Eades While looking through Michael Dunn's collection of historic photos he shares with me on Almonte.com, I came across this shot of the...

Almonte Fair: 1894

Back in 1894 a local photographer, James Townend, took this immediately recognizable shot of the Almonte fairgrounds during the fair: I have several photos from...

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