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History Lesson: A John Dunn Story

In a book published in Quebec City in 1832 concerning the settlement of Canada, Joseph Bouchette says: “The first systematic emigration we have to record...

A rich trove of Almonte history on Facebook

I've been remiss in not drawing attention to this marvellous Facebook group run by CP-based blogger and historian Linda Seccaspina, Tales of Almonte. With daily...

Through the rear-view mirror

by Karen Hirst It isn't that I live in the past, quite the contrary, but from time to time I do like to dip into...

Mill of Kintail in the 1950s

Lucy Carleton send this interesting account of the Mill when it was owned by Major Jamie Leys and his wife, who bought the property in...

Those Lazy, Hazy Days

Karen Hirst A trip back in time -- a time when moms and tots, teens, and lovelorn pursuers of teens would spend all day basking...

When 150 of years of Almonte trains came to an end

by Brent Eades The first train arrived at Almonte back in 1859, when the tracks of the Brockville & Ottawa Railway reached town. And trains continued...

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...

Did Dalhousie Lake have a previous name?

EDITOR'S NOTE: The area in and around Dalhousie Lake shows evidence of indigenous peoples stopping there for possibly thousands of years. I'm interested in early...

Bay Hill, circa 1880

by Brent Eades I find this photo of the Bay Hill area, from the collection Michael Dunn shares with me on Almonte.com, intriguing for various...

“Christmas with the Jim Browns” — 1951

by Brent Eades Andrew Brown contacted me recently about a profile of his family that appeared across Canada in December of 1952, a year after...

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