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Follow the links below to learn more about the history of the neighbouring townships and villages:

Life in Early Perth (short history) [2010]

Field of Blood, Locating the Site of the Last Fatal Duel [2016]

When Lyon fell by Wilson's Hand [2018]

Clonmel Dueling Code [2018]

The Wildfires of 1870 [2017]

Port Elmsley and the Locks of the First Tay Canal [2010]

Barn Raising on the Scotch Line in 1886 (photo) [2010]

Train Wreck at Sucker Lake [2010]

Cheese Factories in Lanark County [2010]

NO ONE KNEW WHERE HE HAD GONE - Sailor-Settler Robert Pottie [2015]

THE DEVIL VISITS DRUMMOND TOWNSHIP - Canada's First Mass Murder [2016]

Knight of the Realm [2017]

Mills of the Tay and Area (6.5 Mb PDF) [2021]

A Walking Tour Through Glen Tay, Historic Hamlet on Glen Tay Road in Tay Valley Township [2021]

Geology and Mining Deposits and History of Mining in the Tay Watershed [2008] - see:

Elder Duncan McNabb - North Elmsley Baptist Church [2020]

Barbaric Relics - Lanark County Toll Roads [2020]

Northman - William Creighton ‘Rags’ Wilson (1885-1929) [2021]

Pistol Provenance - Weapons of the Last Fatal Duel [2021]

Recollections of the Ferry Road (1896) [2021]

Hebrew Merchants: A History of Perth's Jewish Community [2021]

Chaplin’s Dairy in Glen Tay Hamlet [2022]

Conflagration: The Lanark Village Fire of 1959 [2022]

History of Lanark Village (Perth Courier 1905) [2022]

;The Other Diefenbunker - CFS Richardson Detachment 1962-1994 [2022]

The Barefoot Ferry Boy: Malcolm Cameron 1808-1878 [2022]

Links O’ Tay Golf & Country Club [2022]

Lanark Settlers Jubilee Speech by Malcolm Cameron, 1870 [2022]

Plumbago: The North Elmsley Graphite Mine [2022]

Foster Street & Other Miscalculations: Rueben Sherwood & the Surveyors’ Story [2022]

 Rideau Ferry Road - 1966 Article [2022]

 The Burgess Haunting [2022]

 HRH The Prince Of Wales Visits Lanark and Renfrew [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:

Automotive Homecoming - William L. McLaren’s 1910 Russell-Knight Model-22 [2023]

Lanark Members of Parliament since Confederation [2023]

Lanark County Court House - text of a 1973 speech by Judge Edward McLeod Shortt [2023]

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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