SD&G – A cache of historical documents and maps are being preserved for years to come.
In a ceremony Tuesday morning, County Warden Jamie MacDonald handed over a volume of archival data, consisting of five maps and eight volumes of historical documents.
Those include an 1823 map showing a county road from explorer and fur trader Simon Fraser’s Mills at St. Andrews.
Archivist Allan MacDonald was at the county building to receive the donation, which will be preserved at the Glengarry County Archives.
The donation is estimated to be worth $60,000.
The archives at 212 Main Street North in Alexandria are the largest repository of historical records in Eastern Ontario.
The office is open 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.