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  • Rideau Ferry regatta in 1948
        The Rideau Ferry Regatta was established in 1897 after the growth of cottages and tourism in the area. This photo shows people lined up along the bridge watching the 1948 regatta,
      The Rideau Ferry Regatta was established in 1897 after the growth of ...
  • Aerial view of Rideau Ferry c.1970
        Rideau Ferry from the north side after the bridge was built in 1961. Cottages and boathouse on the southeast side are gone.
      Rideau Ferry from the north side after the bridge was built in ...
  • Rideau Ferry ( Oliver's Ferry) c.1895
        This photo was taken in the late mid to late 1890s of Rideau Ferry when it was still Oliver's Ferry. The photo can be dated after 1895 after the building of the bridge which lasted until 1961.Photo is taken from southeast side.
      This photo was taken in the late mid to late 1890s of ...
  • Albert E. Wood c.1905
        Picture of Albert E. Wood c.1904. Albert (1884-1972) was the municipal clerk of South Elmsley from 1920-1937.
      Picture of Albert E. Wood c.1904. Albert (1884-1972) was the municipal clerk ...
  • Lombardy Public School SS#6 about 1908
        Maud Poppelwell and her class at Lombardy Public School SS#6 Names include Front LR Leonard Hughes, Tommy Healey, Jim Thomas, ? , Albyn Cauley 2d row L to R Mary Allen, Evelyn Bass, Margaret Healey, Evelina Thomas, Margaret Houze, Agnes Dootier, Edna Houze 3d row: Lto R George Moorehouse, Tom ...
      Maud Poppelwell and her class at Lombardy Public School SS#6 Names include ...
  • Iola (boat) in 1904
        Iola was a steampowered boat later changed to gasoline. This photo was taken in Petty's Bay Upper Rideau Lake in 1904.
      Iola was a steampowered boat later changed to gasoline. This photo was ...
  • Poonamalie School c.1965
        The Poonamalie School was not heavily attended and closed in 1955. The building has since been torn down.
      The Poonamalie School was not heavily attended and closed in 1955. The ...
  • Blanchard's Hill School
        Blanchard's Hill School shared with Kitley. Picture taken about 1905 with teacher Annie Dunn.3rd from left Gould, Martin, M. Blanchard, Blanchard, Jordan 8th from right: Jordon, Myrtle Blanchard , Frayne Taylor (Identified by Manford Blanchard)
      Blanchard's Hill School shared with Kitley. Picture taken about 1905 with teacher ...
  • Horses laying down rail for C.N.R. in 1912 at Lombardy Station
        Laying down track near Lombardy Station for the C.N.R. line in 1912. The crew consists of both locals and immigrants.
      Laying down track near Lombardy Station for the C.N.R. line in 1912. ...
  • Otter Creek cheese factory fire c.1970
        Fire at Otter Lake Cheese Factory, which closed in 1955, became a private home and burned in 1970
      Fire at Otter Lake Cheese Factory, which closed in 1955, became a ...
  • Lewis Cottage on Petty's Bay Big Rideau
        Sam Lewis' cottage on Petty's Bay Big Rideau Lake c.1910. Note the tent beside this early cottage.
      Sam Lewis' cottage on Petty's Bay Big Rideau Lake c.1910. Note the ...
  • Day's catch on Big Rideau c.1900
        Grampa Lewis, Sam Lewis and Jim McCreary with a day's catch c.1900
      Grampa Lewis, Sam Lewis and Jim McCreary with a day's catch c.1900
  • Tweedy and Looby families c.1895
        Photo of four generations of Tweedy-Looby families c.1895 including L to R daughter Margaret Tweedy married Edward Looby, Margaret Jane Looby married William Moore; Mrs. James Tweedy and Ethel Elizabeth Moore
      Photo of four generations of Tweedy-Looby families c.1895 including L to R ...
  • Canoeing on Bass Lake at Lakeside Farm c.1905
        Canoeing on Bass Lake at Lakeside Farm c.1900
      Canoeing on Bass Lake at Lakeside Farm c.1900
  • Otter Creek Cheese Factory
        Otter Lake Cheese Factory c. 1946
      Otter Lake Cheese Factory c. 1946
  • Lombardy public school class SS#6 in 1934
        Class of 1934 Lombardy Public School SS#6 South Elmsley Back row L to R: Lester Lewis, Roy Patterson, Geraldine Covell, Cora Hodgins (teacher), Carmel Sinnot, Bernadette Covell, Jack Patterson Middle row L to R: Rita Anderso, Arthur Miller, Golda Vanclief, Norma Joynt, Jack Joynt, Arthur Pitcher, Maysie Moorehouse, Phyllis Joynt ...
      Class of 1934 Lombardy Public School SS#6 South Elmsley Back row L ...
  • Gordon Smith's Store in Lombardy 1958
        Gordon Smith's store in Lombardy c.1958. It was owned before by Michael Dooher, William McSpadden, Clarence Hogan and Percy Jones. On the far right was the cheese factory. The highway in 1958 passed right through the village.
      Gordon Smith's store in Lombardy c.1958. It was owned before by Michael ...
  • Fetching water at SS#3 Ballantyne School c.1913
        Boys fetching water from Ballantyne's farm for the SS#3 South Elmsley Ballantyne school during recess in 1912-13 L to R: Arthur Hunter, Clifford Willoughby and Johnny Willoughby
      Boys fetching water from Ballantyne's farm for the SS#3 South Elmsley Ballantyne ...
  • E. Errett and Sons sawmill c.1900
        E.Errett and Sons sawmill c.1900
      E.Errett and Sons sawmill c.1900
  • Joe Ellswood conduction a farm auction c.1954
        Joe Ellswood conducting a farm auction in South Elmsley c.1954. He also was a local farmer and future reeve.
      Joe Ellswood conducting a farm auction in South Elmsley c.1954. He also ...
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