"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project

If you have ever wanted to roam through the history of Canada via a selection of excellent maps, this website will be just your cup of tea.

The maps here have been digitized by the folks at McGill University and they cover all of Ontario in 1880. There are a number of maps for each county, and visitors can use the drop-down menus to look for items of particular interest. The menus include Choose a County, Choose a Township, and Choose a Town.

By clicking on each map, visitors will be able to look at different township maps that will reveal property boundaries, improvements, and all types of other details.

Historians and geographers will find much to admire here and it's easy to see how this website could be used in the high school or college classroom to illustrate certain historical trends in terms of land development. [KMG]

Visit the site at: http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/searchmapframes.php

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013. http://scout.wisc.edu/

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