Christmas ‘Snapshots’ From The Carleton Place Herald, 1878-1880
LAKE FROZEN – 1878
Although late in the season, it is only about a week ago that Jack Frost succeeded in laying a coating of ice over the Mississippi Lake. We have not heard of any teams attempting to cross on the ice yet.
JUMPING ON SLEIGHS – 1878
We observe that the youth of this place, since the commencement of sleighing, are indulging in the dangerous practice of jumping on sleighs while going at a rapid pace. We would offer a word of advice to them to cease this habit, before it becomes our unpleasant duty to chronicle the occurrence of a serious accident to some of them by it.
CHRISTMAS DAY – 1880
Christmas Day was observed here by everyone, all the places of business were closed and service was held in St. James’ Church at 11 a.m. A shooting match for turkeys, deer etc., was held in the afternoon, a good number participating, but very poor shooting was made.
CHRISTMAS TREE – 1880
On Thursday evening last an entertainment was held in Zion Church under the auspices of the Sunday School Scholars. The programme consisted solely of songs, after which – the many prizes which bedecked the Christmas Tree were distributed among the Sunday School children.
FIREMAN’S BALL – 1880
On Wednesday evening last the members of the Ocean Wave Fire Co., held a grand ball in Newman’s Hall. We believe a large number were present, who indulged in dancing to an unlimited extent. An excellent supper was served at the Wilson House.
The following ads are all from the December 1880 edition of the Carleton Place Herald: