RURAL SCHOOL BOOKS 

The North Burgess Rural Schools Book published in December has sold out. 

A reprint of the book is on order and will be available in mid-February.

The North and South Sherbrookes Book has also sold out. 

A reprint of the book is on order and will be available mid-February

 

THE BATHURST BOOK ARRIVED IN DECEMBER

AVAILABLE AT THE ARCHIVES AND ON-LINE

 

 BOOK FOR SALE

THE McLAREN DISTILLERY

AND THE McLEAN CONNECTION

by M. E. Irene Spence  

Available at the Archives  - $25.

 

Since the Archives is closed to the public, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, appointments will be arranged for Book pick-ups.

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SCHOOL BOOKS IN STOCK 

Rural School Books - Bathurst, 

Drummond, Lanark, Montague, North Elmsley, The North & South Sherbrookes  and just recently, North Burgess 

Published by Archives Lanark the books cover the history of education as it played out in each of the townships within Lanark County from the early days of the 19th century through to 1967-68 when the rural schools closed.  With the closures, children were bussed from all corners of each township to a centrally located public school.

Handsomely bound, the hard-cover limited editions sell for $45.

 On-Line Orders may be picked up at Archives Lanark (add $18. if shipping necessary) 

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NEW ARRIVAL - CHEESE STAKES by Ron W. Shaw

Lanark County’s Mammoth Cheese

and its Place in Cheese-making History

On April 25, 1893, the largest cheddar cheese ever manufactured anywhere in the world arrived via a Canadian Pacific Railway car from Perth, Ontario at the grounds of the World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois. As it travelled the 720 miles (1,150 kilometres) to Chicago, its massive 22,000 pounds (10,000 kilograms) weight snapped the railway car truss rods four times and as it was dragged into its exhibit space, the "Canadian Mite" crashed through the floor of the Dairy Pavilion.

It survived the mishaps, six months of unrefrigerated display in summer heat, a rail journey to Montreal and a voyage across the Atlantic to England where it was sold, sound and tasty, to be enjoyed by English consumers.

Cheese Stakes explores the story of the Mammoth Cheese in the context of its place in a long tradition of oversized cheeses, and examines the remarkable, never to be repeated, achievement it represented in the annals of the cheesemakers’ art.

Available at Archives Lanark for $25 or              

on-line from www.globalgenealogy.com

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