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North Elmsley Township 

Doorway to the Past 

Second Limited Edition now available

      Celebrating the 200th anniversary of North Elmsley Township in 2016, this 312 page heritage book includes nearly 300 pictures, and describes the historical, genealogical and municipal beginnings of Elmsley Township.  The founding families are featured as well as the hamlets of Port Elmsley, Oliver’s Ferry, Rideau Ferry, MacCue, Glen View and Elm Grove.  Family surnames include:  Armstrong, Best, Beveridge, Buchanan, Campbell, Conn, Coutts, Dowson, Forde, Freeland, Frizell, Gallagher, Grierson, Healey, Huddleston, Hughes, King, Lyle, McCue/Diamond, McElhinny, McKay, McKinley, McLaren, McLean, McNab, McPherson, McTavish, McVeetty, Moore, Murray, Nicol, O’Hara, Oliver, Poole, Porritt, Pye, Richardson, Robson, Ross, Shaw, Sherwood, Smith, Spalding, Stephens, Stone, Weatherhead, Williamson-Gunn, Wilson, Wood, Woods.

The authors: Shirley Jones-Wellman, Michael McEwen, Irene Spence, and Jim Winton.  A limited number of books have been printed at a cost of $30.00 plus shipping of $18.00 each. 

On Sale at Archives Lanark, Drummond Centre,

On-Line, or call 613 267-2232 or 613 430-4785

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SCHOOL BOOKS IN STOCK 

Rural School Books - Montague,

Drummond, Lanark, & North Elmsley  

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.

Available at Archives Lanark or On-Line Orders (add shipping of $18.) 

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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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