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By Kevin Craft, May 28, 2017
Wideview of "Auld Kirk" 1836 Marker
Ontario (Lanark County), Almonte — "Auld Kirk" 1836
This stone church, an attractive example of an early form of Gothic Revival architecture, was constructed in 1835–36 on land obtained from John Mitchell, one of Ramsay Township's earliest settlers. Built by the local congregation of the . . . — Map (db m104031) HM
Ontario (Lanark County), Almonte — Dr. James Naismith1861-1939
This is the boyhood home of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. Born in a house which formerly stood on this lot, he entered McGill University in 1883 where he was active in athletics. In 1890 Naismith graduated in theology from . . . — Map (db m104107) HM
Ontario (Lanark County), Almonte — Former Almonte Post Office
Begun in 1889 and finished in 1891, this building was erected to house postal and customs services. Federal chief architect Thomas Fuller was responsible for the design and Robert Cameron was the contractor. The building was part of a national . . . — Map (db m104019) HM
Ontario (Lanark County), Almonte — Mississippi River Improvement Company1909-1991
The Mississippi River in eastern Ontario is a tributary of the Ottawa River. The upper basin starts in the Mazinaw Lake area and enters the Ottawa River above Chats Falls. Recognizing a need to manage the water flow, Mr. Jim Brown of Carleton Place . . . — Map (db m104108) HM
Ontario (Lanark County), Almonte — The Founding of Almonte
The sawmill and grist-mill completed here on the Mississippi River in 1823 by Daniel Shipman provided the nucleus around which a community known as Shipman's Mills had developed by 1824. About 1850 two town plots were laid out here - "Victoria" by . . . — Map (db m104000) HM
Ontario (Lanark County), Almonte — The Rosamonds in Almonte
In 1857 James Rosamond built this mill on the Mississippi River, thereby firmly establishing the woollen industry in Almonte. An Irish-born entrepreneur, Rosamond was previously a resident of nearby Carleton Place where, in 1846, he had built one . . . — Map (db m104009) HM
Ontario (Lanark County), Carleton Place — Captain A. Roy Brown, D.S.C.1893-1944
Victor in aerial combat over Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the First World War's leading fighter pilot and German national hero, Arthur Roy Brown was born at Carleton Place. In 1915 he qualified as a civilian pilot and was commissioned in the Royal . . . — Map (db m103968) HM
Ontario (Lanark County), Carleton Place — Founding of Carleton Place
The families of Edmond Morphy and William Moore became in 1819 the first settlers on the site of Carleton Place. About 1822 Hugh Boulton built a mill here on the Mississippi River which provided the nucleus around which a community, known as . . . — Map (db m103985) HM
Ontario (Lanark County), Mississippi Mills — 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 . . . — Map (db m104096) HM
Ontario (Lanark County), Mississippi Mills — The Mill of Kintail and Robert Tait McKenzie
This grist-mill was constructed in 1830 by John Baird, a Scottish pioneer. In 1930 it was restored by Robert Tait McKenzie (1867–1938) the prominent Canadian surgeon, physical educator, and sculptor, as his summer home and studio. Born in . . . — Map (db m104090) HM
Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Automated Lock / Une écluse automatique

The new lock at Combined, opened in 1974, is one of three automated locks on the Rideau Canal. The basic principle of locking through boats by raising and lowering water levels is the same for all the locks, but the operating mechanisms that . . . — Map (db m125629) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Beckwith Street and Bridge / La rue et le pont Beckwith

Created during the town's settlement in the early 1820's, the name of Beckwith Street and its bridge derived from Beckwith Township, when strong ties existed between the Anglican congregations of both communities. At 99 feet wide, Beckwith . . . — Map (db m124644) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Canadian Northern Railway Station / La Gare de la Societe Canadian Northern Railway

Opened in 1914, on the new Toronto-Ottawa line, this station reflected the western-based Canadian Northern's ambition to compete directly with the established Canadian Pacific Railway in populous Ontario in an attempt to achieve . . . — Map (db m142128) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Canadian Northern Train Station / Chemin de fer du Nord CanadienSmiths Falls — Rise at the Falls —

Construction of the Canadian Northern train station began in 1911 with an official opening in 1912. The building was intended to serve as a model of the railway's high architectural standards and to draw passenger traffic away from . . . — Map (db m142120) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Centennial Park1867 • Centennial of Confederation • 1967 — Smiths Falls —

Constructed by the Town of Smiths Falls in permanent commemoration of the Centennial of Confederation in Canada in 1967. Construction was made possible through the co-operation of the Province of Ontario the Government of . . . — Map (db m142164) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Crossroads of the Rideau / À la croisée des chemins

Canal, rail and highway converge at Smiths Falls, the crossroads of the Rideau corridor. Each means of transport, built in turn, changed the face of the town, the Rideau River, and this lockstation. Canal construction first transformed the . . . — Map (db m125889) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Evergreen AvenueA Living Memorial

Dedicated to All Veterans And Peacekeepers of the Armed Forces A Millenium Environmental Project Initiated in the Year 2000 . . . — Map (db m142077) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Grant Amy1908 - 1943

Charter Member of the Smiths Falls Lions Club Killed in Action in Italy

Memorial Pool — Map (db m142084) WM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — HMCS/MHCS Smiths Falls

Launched in Kingston August 19, 1944 this Corvette (of the Flower Class) sailed under Pennant K345 commanded by Lt. CDR. Philip Taber Byers. The ship made 3 Atlantic crossings as a convoy escort, later transporting men to Quebec City who . . . — Map (db m124545) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Parc Victoria ParkSmiths Falls — Rise at the Falls —

This once marshy area was transformed into a picturesque space in 1897, as trees, flower gardens, and pathways were landscaped to create a "public pleasure ground". The area was named Victoria Park in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond . . . — Map (db m124791) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Rotary Club Swimming Pool Stone / La pierre de la piscine du club Rotary

This stone, a reminder of the heritage of Smiths Falls, was restored by the Smiths Falls Rotary Club during the National Parks Centennial.

November 1985 . . . — Map (db m124736) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Smiths Falls

The 3 locks here were designed to overcome a series of rapids with a total fall of over 7 metres (20 feet). A set like this is known as a flight of locks - each lock raises a vessel part of the way - rather like a stairway. Construction here . . . — Map (db m124723) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Smiths Falls and the Dam / Smiths Falls et le Barrage

Where are the Falls? The Town gets its name from a mile long series of rapids, which originally flowed from the water tower in Centennial Park, to the stone arch bridge on Beckwith Street. As boat traffic increased in the early . . . — Map (db m142161) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Smiths Falls Public Market BuildingLe bâtiment du marché public de Smiths Falls

The public Market Building was designed and constructed in 1892 by Matthew J. Ryan. Ryan was a local contractor who had also won contracts to build the Fire Hall, Town Hall, and St. Francis Catholic School. The interior of the . . . — Map (db m142168) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — The Rideau Waterway

Constructed 1826-32 by the British government for military purposes, but used principally for commerce, the Rideau waterway, together with the lower Ottawa River, was the first canalized route from Montreal to the Great Lakes. Although . . . — Map (db m142082) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — The Rideau Waterway / Voie navigable du Canal RideauThe Canadian Heritage Rivers System — Le Réseau de rivières du patrimoine canadien —

The Rideau Waterway stretches 202 kilometres through a chain of lakes, rivers and canals, linking Smiths Falls, the heart of the Rideau, to the historic city of Kingston on Lake Ontario and to Ottawa, Canada's capital. To follow the . . . — Map (db m142166) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — The underwater view / La vue sous l'eau

The locks before you, replaced by the automated lock in 1974, are the only non-operational locks on the Rideau Canal. Their preservation reflects Parks Canada's commitment to protect and present canal heritage. These locks provide us with an . . . — Map (db m125621) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — To Commemorate the Opening of the Rideau Canal 1832

[Title is text] — Map (db m124556) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — 14 — Town Hall / L'Hôtel de VilleThe Heritage Trail / Le sentier du patrimoine — Remembering Our Historic Past / Nous souvenant de notre passé historique —

Town Hall The Town Hall was built in 1859 in the Classical Revival Style to house the municipal offices and council chambers of Smiths Falls including the Police and Fire Departments. In later years there were additions to the building . . . — Map (db m124512) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Veterans Memorial

To Those Who Served

The Harvard The Yellow Peril

Basic trainer for thousands who learned to fly in defence of their country — Map (db m142081) HM WM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Vimy Oaks / Les chênes de Vimy

A chance for them to say what they cannot:__________. — Map (db m124630) WM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — War MemorialLest We Forget — "They Gave Their To-day For Our To-morrow" —

To the honoured memory of those who fought & fell in the Great War 1914 — 1918

[Battles] 1915 Ypres·Festubert·Givenchy

1916 Somme·Sanctuary Wood·Courcelette

1917 Vimy Ridge·Hill 70·Lens·Passchendaele

1918 . . . — Map (db m124565) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Water Works / Station de Production d'Eau Potable

The current water system in Smiths Falls began in a three-story brick building in 1886 under the management of "Captain" Adam Foster. While it began on the east side of Beckwith Street to supply the water tanks in the CPR yards, it . . . — Map (db m142155) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Welcome to Combined LocksBienvenue à l'écluse combinée

This lockstation is one link in the chain of rivers, lakes and waterway structures that make up the Rideau Canal. Built under the direction of the British military between 1826 and 1832 to serve as a supply route, the canal is an outstanding . . . — Map (db m125638) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — Wood's Mill / Moulin de WoodThe Heritage Trail / Le sentier du patrimoine — Remembering Our Historic Past / Nous souvenant de notre passé historique —

Originally built in 1830 under Abel Russell Ward, this site has changed faces and owners many times. Throughout the course of its history, it was an oatmeal and grist mill, and then rebuilt in 1887 under the new ownership of Alexander Wood. . . . — Map (db m124632) HM

Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — World War I Memorial
. . . — Map (db m142075) WM
Ontario (Lanark County), Smiths Falls — World War Memorial"Their Glory shall never die"

In Memory Of Our Brave Dead 1914-1918.

S.W. Gilroy • G.B. Garton • G. Fields • A. Fields J.B. Perkins • W.H. Cooke • F. Fumerton • S. Holland J. McGill • C. Robinson • T. Powell • J. McShane H. Polk • E. Megart • F.H. . . . — Map (db m124501) WM


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