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Stories, Memories and Thoughts for Playfairville ...

We love to hear the stories that people remember from their youth, especially those tales about where they grew up.

Since the most interesting history are the reminiscences told by one person to another, we want to try and record some of them before these little slices of history are lost.

If you have a tale, reminiscence or other thoughts to tell of Playfairville, about the places you knew when young, we would like to include them here.

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Our first story about Playfairville:


From Susan Darcy (Received on February 15, 2011)

My mother's distant cousin Hugh Playfair, wrote a history of the Playfair family published in 1894. Here are a couple of excerpts from his book:

Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew William Playfair (1790-1868) ... left ... with the 104th for active service in Canada in the 1812-1814 war ... When the 104th was disbanded in 1817 ... Lieutenant Andrew took up Lot 22 of the 12th concession of Bathurst one of the military settlements in Lanark County, an area of several hundred acres on a bend of the Mississippi River, a small tributary of the Ottawa river, twelve miles north of Perth. There he founded the Village of Playfairville, originally Playfair's Mills. Surrounded by huge stands of timber - pine, hemlock, ash and cedar - he built a dam, and established lumber, grist and carding mills which flourished until the 1900s when the forests were exhausted. The business was sold by his grandson William, and by the 1930's only the stone hearth chimney of the original house remained. "His greatest scheme was a rail-sea link from Atlantic to Pacific which he proposed in a pamphlet of 1852, some thirty years before the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed."

Andrew William Playfair was Scottish, born in Paris and Educated in Edinburgh.

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