Thursday, December 14, 2017

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...

Almonte and ice cream go back almost two centuries

EDITOR'S NOTE: I first published this article back in 2013, when we had many fewer readers than we do now. I thought some of...

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...

Clip Clop: A John Dunn story

A kind of afternoon drowsiness had crept over Irishtown. We passed Barney Lunney's store with the blind down over the front window, crossed 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...

An Almonte connection to Vimy Ridge

Vimy Ridge: April 9, 1917 and our Gilmour connection to it by Ken Godfrey On April 9, 1917 the Canadian Army, fighting together for the first...

A century ago in Pakenham

I found these fascinating photos of the area around Pakenham's Five-Span Bridge on the Facebook group called 'Lost Ottawa'. They're from Library and Archives Canada and were...

Canada Day 1901

by Brent Eades I was looking through the online Almonte Gazette archive and found this advertisement for Canada Day ('Dominion Day' as it was known then)...

Commuting to Ottawa in 1939

by Brent Eades Not long after we moved here in 1987 I talked with a long-time resident who assured me he once did the daily...

1895 Almonte Fair

by Marilyn Snedden When I saw the huge amount of classes offered , I thought I would check the Almonte Gazette in the week following...
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