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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...

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...

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...

Bay Hill, circa 1890

by Brent Eades Looking through the more than 700 historic Almonte photos that Michael Dunn shares with me on Almonte.com I came across this very...

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...

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)...

Reader seeks info on his dad’s St. Paul’s choral connections

My father, Gordon Benjamin Thomas Hudson, was a member of The Pumpkin Blossom Quartet, four men, who also sang in the Almonte St. Paul's...

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...

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...

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