Manotick Then & Now, Reflections & Memories
Author: Dora Stamp
Copyright © Canada 2009 by the Rideau Township Historical Society
Format 8½ x 11 inches
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Did you know?
Manotick once had a 75,000 bushel grain elevator with farmers lining up a half mile in both directions to unload their wagons.
The village had a huge hotel located where the Royal Bank is today for travelers and visitors with express service to the trains at Manotick Station.
That at one time, in addition to the stone mill, there were three other mills and a cloth factory between the bulkhead dam and Clapp Lane.
Steamboat excursions brought Ottawans to Manotick’s Public Square (where Bracken field is today) for picnics, relaxation, and band music.
Manotick was very much a self sustaining village at the turn of the 19th century with local business from dressmaking to wagon making, and everything in between.
Well if you didn’t, Dora Stamp did, and much, much more. Dora was recognized as Manotick's historian. Over the years she wrote a series of newspaper columns for the South Carleton Gazette, the Nepean Clarion, and the Manotick Messenger. On the 150th anniversary of Manotick, the Rideau Township Historical Society has updated and published this second edition of Dora's earlier book on the village. It provides an interesting, informative, and humorous account of an Ontario village that over a century-and-a-half went through all the steps of growing up to be a great place to live, work, and enjoy a good life.