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Where British surnames come from

by Brent Eades I like knowing where words come from — their etymology (from the...

Why we’re called Mississippi Mills

Former Councillor Alex Gillis revisits his files of 26 years to recall how Mississippi...

Seeking information on the Carroll Side Road

It’s 1880 and you’re walking from Carp to Almonte to visit your Irish relatives...

The great ‘oldest general store’ debate

by Brent Eades A while back I posted a local history quiz, which readers seemed...

Some bumps on the Bay Hill road

by Brent Eades I've been experimenting with adding colour to some of the 700 historic...

A cold night in Almonte, circa 1880

by Brent Eades I'm pointing out the obvious, but it is mighty darn cold out...

History Lesson: A John Dunn Story

In a book published in Quebec City in 1832 concerning the settlement of Canada,...

A rich trove of Almonte history on Facebook

I've been remiss in not drawing attention to this marvellous Facebook group run by...

Through the rear-view mirror

by Karen Hirst It isn't that I live in the past, quite the contrary, but...

Mill of Kintail in the 1950s

Lucy Carleton send this interesting account of the Mill when it was owned by Major...

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