Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Lord Simcoe postscript

To anyone looking for Lord Simcoe information, I do apologize for mentioning only that our August holiday Monday is named in his honor, but not why.

Lord Simcoe is credited with initiating road building, including the 'longest street in the world' -- Toronto's Yonge Street -- and setting in motion an act to effectively abolish slavery in Canada. That he also "served briefly as governor of St. Domingo (now Haiti)" I did not know until today.

Cheers! Karen

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