book 100 Years

100 Years


by Harry J. Walker


These stories of life in Ottawa and the Valley between 1867 and 1967 appeared daily in the Ottawa Journal from January 28 to March 3, 1967.


SPARKS STREET 1866 – Picture
Sparks Street at Confederation
Dalhousie Township Library One of Earliest in Canada
Heney, the ‘Irish Prince’ Built Artic Railway
Famous Renfrew-Pembroke Midnight Hockey Classic – Art Ross
The Vanishing Pioneer Fences
Dr. R. Tait McKenzie – Sculptor of Youth
Silver-tongued McGee – Slain on Sparks Street
Year of Deep Snow 1869 – Set Valley Record
Ottawa Battery Saved Guns In Epic Lilliefontein Action
The Four Homes in Ottawa Occupied by Macdonalds
Earnscliffe Dream Home – Carleton Campaigning
‘On the Opeongo Line I Drove a Span of Bays’ – Old Log Store at Ferguslea – Picture
The ‘Prophet’ of March – Henry Wentworth Monk, March Township
Part 1 – ‘He foresaw what is happening to us now, and prescribed
the formula for survival’
Part 2 – Monk, Hunt and Riskin – Social Rebel Triumvirate
Robert Sparks the Winner
Arnprior-Ottawa Walking Race, 1873
Forest Fire Races on City, Cut Dam to Save Capital
Farmer and Fisherman
Also the Part-time Banker – Captain Leslie
‘Battle’ of Black River in Wilds of Upper Ottawa
Melodramas and Minstrels In Golden Era of Stage
Native Lanark Son Recalls County Dances and Fiddlers
Davis Marcus Carley
Cavalry Raid on Almonte Fails to Capture Pioneer
Dan Shipman
Governor’s Interference Angers Bytown Electors
Arnprior Editor Got News Right Off Cracker Barrel
George Neilson – ‘Neilson’s Weekly’
Settlers Defy Chief MacNab and Force His Deposition
A Nostalgic Whiff of the Horse ‘n Buggy
Luxury Steamers Feature of Rideau River Travel
Story of Vanished Fleet on Ottawa-Pembroke Run
Thomas McKay – Builder, Developer of Bytown
Historic Rockcliffe Houses Reflect the Story of Ottawa
First ‘Phone Line’ in Ottawa
Rideau Hall to West Block