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Discussion: Carleton Place

in: furlong47; furlong47 > 2017-08-03

Aug 9, 2017 4:16 PM # 
JanetT:
A bit farther north from Perth; went there for dinner at Chesswood, a very nice restaurant. We were impressed by how interesting the town might be if mapped for another sprint, with ins and outs and several bridges over the river that runs through town (Canada's Mississippi River!). It has an information board near the main bridge (on Bridge Street) about one of the early settlers and factory owner, a Scotsman with the surname of Findlay, who just happens to be Janet Findlay's 2-greats grandfather!

Of course, we had fun in Perth too, and were thinking there were enough interesting things and historical signs for a couple more trivia-O's, at least.

I saw Kathy more then you; hope you both enjoyed your trip north. Is Kathy on AP yet? :-)
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Aug 11, 2017 2:16 AM # 
furlong47:
May have to check that out too. We go to Smiths Falls and Kingston a lot. Smiths Falls has a railroad museum, canal visitor center, locks, and heritage house (with a two level outhouse!) When I was a kid they had a Hershey factory there and you could do a real tour of the actual factory (unlike here in PA where you just have the Chocolate World ride which is fake). It closed a long time ago and last I heard they were planning to make it into a medical marijuana grow facility.

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