Almonte in Lanark County, Ontario — Central Canada
Robert Tait McKenzie
Surgeon, educator and sculptor, McKenzie was born in Lanark County, Ontario. After graduating in medicine at McGill University, he became its Medical Director of Physical Training in 1894. A pioneer in physical education, he served as a surgeon with the R.A.M.C. in World War I, and developed rehabilitation techniques that were soon widely adopted. He won international claim for his sculptures of athletes, while his bronze medallion, the Joy of Effort, was mounted at the Olympic Stadium at Stockholm in 1912. His most significant sculpture is the Scottish-American War Memorial in Edinburgh.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 45° 14.778′ N, 76° 15.175′ W. Marker is in Almonte, Ontario, in Lanark County. Marker can be reached from Ramsay Concession 8 1.7 kilometers north of Clayton Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Mill of Kintail Conservation area. It is facing the mill. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2854 Ramsay Concession 8, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mill of Kintail and Robert Tait McKenzie (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. James Naismith "Auld Kirk" 1836 (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); The Rosamonds in Almonte (approx. 4.9 kilometers away); Mississippi River Improvement Company (approx. 5 kilometers away); Former Almonte Post Office (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); The Founding of Almonte (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); Founding of Carleton Place (approx. 14.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Almonte.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - Robert Tait McKenzie. (Submitted on June 5, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. Wikipedia - Scottish-American Memorial. (Submitted on June 5, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons • Science & Medicine • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.