“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Almonte, Ontario

Wideview of "Auld Kirk" 1836 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Kevin Craft, May 28, 2017
Wideview of "Auld Kirk" 1836 Marker
1 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 Established . . . Map (db m104031) HM
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
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