Friday, April 28, 2017

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...

Almonte Gazette: Christmas 1944

by Brent Eades Below are a few excerpts from the Christmas 1944 edition of the Almonte Gazette.   The lead editorial begins, “This is the fifth Christmas...

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...

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...

‘Superior’ sign on Mill Street restored

by Brent Eades Lea-Anne Solomonian from the Town's Beautification Committee wrote to tell me that the owners of the Superior Restaurant on Mill Street have...

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)...

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,...

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...

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...

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...
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