Fall Outing to Almonte and Carleton Place
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
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- Named after General Juan Almonte, Mexican Minister of War during multiple administrations as well as in various diplomatic posts in the United States and in Europe mid 1840’s
- Founder of Basketball Dr. James Naismith was born in Almonte in 1861 and graduated from the town’s high school in 1883
- Home to Mississippi Textile Museum with exhibitions about the woolen industry
- Almonte is home to Dairy Distillery, which makes vodka and cream liquors from milk sugar
- Canadian Captain Arthur Roy Brown, who was born and raised in Carleton Place, shot down the infamous Red Baron in April, 1918
- its name comes from Carlton Place, a 19th-century square in Glasgow, Scotland
- Carleton Place is home to Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited, a national organization of sheep farmers and the country’s largest distributor of lambs’ wool
- Home to the Stalwart Brewing Company where you can try grapefruit-vanilla IPA
HUMMINGBIRD CHOCOLATES, DANDELION FOODS and other Mill Street Merchants
WATERFRONT GASTRO PUB in Carleton Place for lunch followed by shopping.
CONTACT the Convenor for more details.
Car pooling available.