Friday, October 20, 2017

Pakenham Picnics

by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey I grew up in Ottawa and some of my clearest memories are of family drives over the dirt roads of rural Ontario,...

In Memoriam: Alexander Rosamond, 1873-1916

We've received this reminder from surviving relatives about the 100th anniversary of the death of Alexander Rosamond during World War I. He is commemorated by the...

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)...

PICK OF THE PAST: Almonte Gazette, November 22 1962

This is one of a new monthly series of excerpts from the Almonte Gazette, 1867-2009.  by Brent Eades In November 1962 the number one song was...

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...

Carleton Place High School football team, 1949

by Brent Eades I came across this photo of my dad with the 1949 CPHS football team (third from the left in the front row,...

Almonte’s Elgin Street, circa 1890

by Brent Eades Looking through Michael Dunn's collection of historic Almonte photos that I share on Almonte.com, I came across this marvellous postcard view of the top...

Hear the only known recording of James Naismith

by Brent Eades A link shared by Mayor McLaughlin led me to this fascinating 1939 radio interview with Almonte's own Dr. James Naismith, the inventor...

The army comes to town

Michael Dunn sent this note and related photos. A fascinating look back at a part of town which hasn't changed all that much, really. I've...
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