Saturday, December 16, 2017

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...

Survivor of Almonte Train Wreck sends photos

We received the following letter and photos from the caregiver of a survivor of the horrific train wreck in Almonte in 1942: Margaret Lisinski, together with two...

Winter traffic jam on Bay Hill, circa 1900

by Brent Eades The past few weeks have been more wintery than usual, at least compared to recent years. So I decided to look back...

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...

Reader recalls Almonte of eight decades ago

Remembrances of “Days Gone By” by Murray Stewart Guthrie, born July 1, 1923 As I recall, during Prohibition, the only non-alcoholic drink that was available...

Two centuries of Almonte on the map

by Brent Eades I've long enjoyed old maps and the stories they tell. I recently came across an online trove of high-resolution historic maps, the...

Survivor still affected by 1942 Almonte train wreck

Editor's Note: Two days after Christmas in 1942 one of Canada's worst train accidents happened near the site of the present-day Almonte Library. For reasons that...

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...

Expanded historic photo archive now on Almonte.com

by Brent Eades About 15 years ago local resident Michael Dunn provided me with several hundred historic photos of Almonte and area that he had...

Pick of the Past: Christmas in the Almonte Gazette

by Brent Eades This month's Pick of the Past looks at Christmas editions of the Almonte Gazette over three decades, in 1935, 1945 and 1955. December...
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