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Dalkeith is a tiny town with a big, warm heart. Our history dates back to 1811. First called Robert­son Mills be­cause John Robert­son and his wife Janet McKay ran a mill on the shores of the de Graisse River (Ri­gaud River). By 1867 the name was changed to Dalkeith in hon­our of where the Robert­sons came from in Scot­land. The river held a place of hon­our as this quote from an old book (Kirk of Glen­garry) re­veals: “Travel was not easy. Visi­tors should come by the St. Lawrence River or the Grand Trunk Rail­road to Lan­caster fol­lowed by a stage coach. Those com­ing from Ot­tawa were to dis­em­bark at L’Orig­nal. Those from Mon­treal were ad­vised to come by the River de Graisse (Ri­gaud River) to Dalkeith.” Trav­ellers were ad­vised to come in sum­mer­time as win­ter was long and dif­fi­cult. Times have changed but the river still runs.


Septem­ber 10, 11, 12, 13 – “On the Trail of Pop­pies.” Remembering and Hon­our­ing Our Own – WWI. Four days of vintage mu­sic, song, dance, food and bev­er­ages, ex­hibits, ex­hibitors, arts, artists, ar­ti­sans, ar­ti­facts, games, sports, speak­ers, talks, con­ver­sa­tion, fun and more “bring­ing alive life as it was lived way back when.” Hosted by the Dalkeith His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Info: 613-874-2514 or www.dalkei­th­his­tory.com Call: 613-874-9994 Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 18, 10 am to 4 pm – Au­tumn Food & Art Fair: 1841 Dalkeith Road. De­cem­ber – Santa’s vil­lage. Join us three week­ends in De­cem­ber 10 am - 4 pm. 1535 Dalkeith Rd. www.san­tasvil­lagedalkeith.com

Be­low (Dalkeith) river bridges then and now

Top-Ice cut­ting on the river.

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