Mapping the Midland Railway of Canada 0
Jamie Hunter is very pleased to announce a new artefact will be on display at Huronia Museum showing details of one of Midland's earliest transportation. It is a map of the Midland Railway of Canada Connections from 1882.
"Midland was named after the Midland Railway of Canada. Anything they do with the Midland Railways in general is highly collectible and we did not have a map of its overall connections in the museum before," said Hunter.
"Adolph Hugel was the president of the Midland Railway from 1971-78 and replaced by George Cox who was probably responsible for having the maps produced. In my 27 years here this is one of the nicest maps I have seen yet -it is a beautiful artefact."
The map was produced on canvass and attached to a wooden roller, but it is in excellent condition and legible. Hunter says the map came from a family in Peterborough.
"The map came to us through a connection with a local person who was visiting family in Peterborough. When he was shown the map he wanted it for the museum and they gave it to him to bring home to Midland," said Hunter.
"This is just one of the many wonderful items coming to the collection of the Huronia Museum regarding the history of the area and it is much appreciated."