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Map of Perth 1863

1863 Map of Lanark County - east side

1863 Map of Lanark County - west side

Map of Historic Bolingbroke / Althorpe

Map of Historic Maberly

Perth Military Settlement Map - zoom in and place your cursor on any Lot to view the data.

Searchable Database: use the magnifying glass icon and enter family or transport ship names. Use the map icon for a map view.


A recommended short video on the log drives on our early rivers:

A longer video on the log drives in English:

The Log Drivers' Waltz:

The Curlers [1955] - A short film on the Perth Curling Club of the 1950s, depicting the importance of curling in a small Canadian town of the era, through a (somewhat fanciful) story bringing disagreeing neighbours together as cooperative team players. An interesting trip back to the club and parts of Perth of the 1950s. Source – National Film Board; Director William Davidson. See:

Perth Courier Article about the NFB Curling Film (see above) - December 5, 1954 [2023]

The Amazing World of Clifford Pennock [2023] - A fascinating trip back to Elgin and area of the early 1900s through a narrated video of the life and photographs of renowned Elgin photographer Clifford Pennock (and a photo visit to Elgin and area sites, including Chaffeys, Opinicon, Rideau locks, and early residents). Source: thanks to Elgin & Area Heritage Society for this excellent presentation on Clifford Pennock and early rural Ontario. View the video at:

Perth, the Capital of the District of Dalhousie; from the N-East bank of the River Tay - painting by Thomas Burrowes, 1828, Archives of Ontario, I0002141

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