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Encyclopedia > Almonte, Ontario
Old Post Office, Almonte
Old Post Office, Almonte

The former town of Almonte (pronounced "al-mont" as opposed to the original Spanish pronunciation of "al-mon-tay") , in Ontario, Canada, is now a ward of the town of Mississippi Mills, created on January 1, 1998 by the merging of Almonte with Ramsay and Pakenham townships. Almonte is located 50 km south-west of Ottawa, Ontario, at latitude 45.15, longtitude 75.12. Its population as of 2005 is about 5,000. Image File history File links Almonte_post_office. ... Image File history File links Almonte_post_office. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... Mississippi Mills is a town in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the County of Lanark on the Mississippi River. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Established 1850 as Bytown City Mayor Bob Chiarelli Governing body Ottawa City Council MPs / MPPs Members of Parliament (MPs) Mauril Bélanger (LPC), Paul Dewar (NDP), John Baird (CPC), Royal Galipeau (CPC), David McGuinty (LPC),Pierre Lemieux (CPC... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Almonte's first settler was David Shepherd, who in 1819 was given 200 acres by The_Crown to build and operate a mill. The site became known as Shepherd's Falls. That name was never official, however, as Shepherd sold his patent after his mill burned down. The buyer of the patent, Daniel Shipman, rebuilt the mill and the settlement became known as Shipman's Mills in 1820. David Robert Shepherd (born 27 December 1940 in Bideford, Devon, England) is one of the cricket worlds best-known umpires. ... The Crown is a term which is used to separate the government authority and property of the state in a kingdom from any personal influence and private assets held by the current Monarch. ... The term mill, depending on context, can refer to: Mill (factory) – a place of business for making articles of manufacture; e. ... A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to a person for a fixed period of time in exchange for the regulated, public disclosure of certain details of a device, method, process or composition of matter (substance) (known as an invention) which is new, inventive, and... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

Shipman's Mills expanded due mostly to Scottish settlers. It grew to encompass thirty stores and forty other businesses. A textile mill town almost from the start, at its peak it boasted seven busy woolen mills. During this time of rapid expansion the town changed name from Shipman's Mills to Ramsayville and then to Waterford. When the new Canadian post office pointed out there was already a Waterford in Ontario, the town needed yet another name change. Motto: , traditionally rendered in Scots as Wha daur meddle wi me?[1] and in English as No one provokes me with impunity. ...

Relations between the United States and Great Britain had been antagonistic since the War of 1812. Border skirmishes between Mexico and the United States increased this antagonism. Mexican general General Juan Almonte had fought in these skirmishes, and by 1853 had become Mexico's ambassador to the United States. Combatants United States Native Americans Great Britain Canadian colonial forces Native Americans First Nations Peoples Commanders James Madison Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson Isaac Brock† George Prevost Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6... Juan Nepomuceno Almonte (1803-1869) was a 19th century Mexican official, soldier and diplomat. ...

Since the people of Waterford mistrusted America, and General Almonte had resisted America, they decided to honour Mexico and the general by renaming the town Almonte. This makes Almonte the only town in Ontario -- probably in Canada -- named after a Mexian general. The name change appears to have happened in 1856, though the post office didn't record the new name until 1859.

After the last textile mill closed in the early 1980s, Almonte no longer had a dominant industry. It has since turned its attention towards tourism. It offer museums and several historical spots, such as the home of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. A walk through Almonte is a trip back in history, with many structures from the 19th century still standing. Malcolm Street, for example, contains many excellent 19th century homes, and Daniel Shipman's house still stands on the corner of Bridge and Mill Streets. Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ... James Naismith, M.A., M.D., D.D, (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was the Canadian inventor of the sport of basketball and the first to introduce the use of a helmet in American football. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ...

21st century

Almonte is home to several festivals and events, including Puppets Up, the North Lanark Highland Games, Naismith 3-on-3 Basketball Festival, Riveredge Arts Festival and CeltFest.

Almonte is a quiet town and many people who live there commute into the nearby city of Ottawa. Almonte has three elementary schools: R. Tait McKenzie Public School, Naismith Memorial Public School and Holy Name of Mary Catholic School. Almonte and District High School serves the town of Almonte and much of the surrounding area.

The Mississippi River which runs through Almonte has no connection with the U.S. river of the same name. The Mississippi River from Highway 417 near Antrim. ...

2001 Census Data (selected items)

Total population 4,649
Visibile minorities 60
Median age of population 40.2
Protestant 2,325
Catholic 1,365
Other religion 235
Average full-time earnings $44,628
Total families 1,225
Average value of dwelling $148,494

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Almonte, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (534 words)
The former town of Almonte, in Ontario, Canada, is now a ward of the town of Mississippi Mills, created on January 1, 1998 by the merging of Almonte with Ramsay township and Pakenham.
Almonte's first settler was David Shepherd, who in 1819 was given 200 acres by the Crown to build and operate a mill.
Almonte and District High School serves the town of Almonte and much of the surrounding area.
Almonte Lumber&Truss Limited - Ottawa, Ontario (254 words)
Almonte Lumber and Truss Ltd. is a manufacturer of quality engineered roof trusses and supplier of engineered floor joists.
We are located in Almonte, Ontario which is approximately 30 km southwest of Ottawa's Corel Center.
Almonte Lumber and Truss Ltd. is strictly prohibited.
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