During the many hours which were spent putting these history pages
together more than just a few questions became unanswered.
If you can help to solve them we would love to hear from you. Drop
us an email.
The Tower Farm Poem. Who was the Author of the
Poem? "E. Keele", could be a man or woman. We also
don't know the time of writing, what inspired the writing, or the
exact time when the poem was written. The Tower Poem was
published in a newspaper around 1918. A copy of the old
clipping was found in the Guest Register. Also in the
register was a news paper clipping in response to the publication
of the poem. It was titled "Reminiscences of the
Tower". It was written and signed: Mrs. Clinton
Atwood , "Ashelworth", Lakefield, Ontario, Nov. 8, 1918.
Lots of good text and description. Scanned image of article
is a 247K download ( 1.5 minutes) but, makes for some very interesting reading.
The " 30 Year Club".
Was a group of individuals who traveled to Tower Manor Lodge for a
large number of consecutive years. Its has been said that
the ring leaders were two brothers - "fairly well
healed". Apparently, the Club had an officially
registered charter in Ottawa. There was a charity associated
with it. A few of the rules: must be 30 years old, 30 members
in the club. Signatures in the Guest Registers show the Club
visited every year on the 3rd weekend in June, from 1954 to
1963. 1962 was the 30th anniversary of the club according
the the guest book register sign-in.
Can you help identify the group, the charity, what happened to the
The Lost Years. There exists a
very large time gap in the oldest of the Guest Book
Registers. Aug/06/1928 to
Sept,03/1939. We don't know if operations ceased for a
few years or if there is a missing Guest Book Register. We
wonder if someone can help us out here?
American Plan. One of the old
tourist flyer brochures describes "Housekeeping Bungalows or
American Plan". We're not sure just what the "American
Plan" was. Maybe you can tell us?