Friday, March 24, 2017

The Genealogy of the Town of Almonte

The first European name considered as a settler at this place was David Shepherd. Of this man little is known, and what little is...

Night by the Fire: a John Dunn story

We always looked for a big tree at Christmas because the place for it in the doctor’s house was in the front hall just...

Homecoming: A John Dunn story

The words came through distantly, and with unsettling hesitancy. 'For what I have done, and for what I have failed to do.'  A catch...

Rideau Street Parable – a John Dunn Story

The idea for a night on the town came from Marie with my Monday morning porridge. Mid-August, and a night on the town. "There's...

Mac Crozier Recalls: A John Dunn Story

Among the survivors of the train wreck at the Almonte station on the night of 27th December, 1942 was a young man from Renfrew...

Neighbourhood Mathematics: A John Dunn story

That year I was deep into high school, closing in on Junior Matriculation.  All through the previous years at school mathematics had held no...

Travellin’ Men — a John Dunn story

During the scorching hot days of mid-July, 1933, the visitor in Almonte had no need to wonder at the regular pace of life in...

HARRY, M.D. — a John Dunn story

Harry took on the job to help out the township.  That's all.  He became a civil servant, Master of Debris at the township dump,...

The End of August — a John Dunn story

Norman Scheel’s father, August, came from Switzerland. He came to Almonte to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, and found a house for...

A Name for This Place: a John Dunn story

In May of the year 1857, readers of the Carleton Place “Herald” were struck by a new advertisement which appeared in the paper for...

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