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Answers to Diana’s Quiz – August 13, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  Canada's Minister of Sport...

The Pakenham horse show rides on, August 20

Good news! On August 20th the Pakenham...

A Cottage in The Twilight Zone

Reflections from the Swamp Dear Reader Recently my bride...

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Blue Slippers and Black Scissors

Almonte, the summer of 1954.  The SOLD sign had just gone up on 38 Cameron Street signalling the beginning of a forty-year residency of the Dunn family.  Marie was...

Our Grand Olde Dame

Editor's Note: I have been remiss in not sharing more poems from Noreen Syme, about growing up in Almonte long ago. As the Almonte Fair approaches, I'll share this...

Some alternative histories of Almonte, courtesy of artifical intellegence

by Brent Eades Artificial intelligence (AI) platforms such as GPT-3 have grown immensely more powerful in recent years, especially in their ability to generate text that can seem eerily similar...

Some alternative histories of Almonte, courtesy of artifical intellegence

by Brent Eades Artificial intelligence (AI) platforms such as GPT-3 have grown immensely more powerful in recent years, especially in their ability to generate text...

Where British surnames come from

by Brent Eades I like knowing where words come from — their etymology (from the Greek etymon + logia, ‘the truth of words’). The origin of...

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...

‘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...

The great ‘oldest general store’ debate

by Brent Eades A while back I posted a local history quiz, which readers seemed to enjoy. One question, however, did lead to some raised...

Why we’re called Mississippi Mills

Former Councillor Alex Gillis revisits his files of 26 years to recall how Mississippi Mills was named The following ad appeared in the Almonte Gazette...

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...

Seeking information on the Carroll Side Road

It’s 1880 and you’re walking from Carp to Almonte to visit your Irish relatives over Easter. Thankfully the snow’s finally gone, but you can’t...

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...

Almonte and ice cream go back almost two centuries

EDITOR'S NOTE: I first published this article back in 2013, when we had many fewer readers than we do now. I thought some of...

1895 Almonte Fair

by Marilyn Snedden When I saw the huge amount of classes offered , I thought I would check the Almonte Gazette in the week following...

Winter traffic jam on Bay Hill, circa 1900

by Brent Eades The past few weeks have been more wintery than usual, at least compared to recent years. So I decided to look back...

Almonte’s Elgin Street, circa 1890

by Brent Eades Looking through Michael Dunn's collection of historic Almonte photos that I share on Almonte.com, I came across this marvellous postcard view of the top...

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...

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