2/17/2006 - Simcoe, Ontario
Simcoe was named after the lieutenant governor John Graves Simcoe a British Soldier with a passion for developing the province of "Upper Canada." Simcoe's achievements ranged far and wide including
- Abolishment of slavery in Upper Canada
- Establishment of common law and trial-by-jury in the province
- Construction of roads among major cities
- I think he may also have established a provincial college.
Simcoe has about 16,000 folks in it and seems like a lovely town through which to walk.
13,600 steps today. Cheers,