It couldn’t have happened better if it was planned!
As regular readers know, yesterday I was inspired to look back on My Childhood Community as inspired by Zoe Branigan-Pipe’s Twitter messages on the weekend. It was a fun look back at things.
Daily, I’m in contact with Former ECOO President Peter McAsh and a while back he shared with me a project that he was working on for the town of St. Marys. My knowledge of the place actually does go back to my childhood and playing baseball there. We were positive that you could hit a home run over the fence into the quarry. Our efforts really fell short! A frequent truck that we would see would carried the name St. Marys Cement. That’s pretty much all that I knew although I’ve dropped in to see Peter a couple of times and have taken mini-tours trying to figure out how to get to his place!
Anyway, to the project and why featuring it is a nice followup to yesterday’s post. As Peter had been developing it, I was his ongoing tester.
Along with the help of Amy Cubberley, Peter has constructed a Heritage Walking Tour of St. Marys.
Now, Amy is a Curator & Archivist and that gives her access to a lot of historical and modern images from about the town. Peter used her assistance to create this walking tour.
All you have to do is visit the site at the link above. Wander your way around the town and click on the bookmarks to see what they reveal.
Oh, look, a library!
Peter used the free ArcGIS Story Maps utility to create this tour. Now, it’s online and visible to the world to help promote the town of St. Marys. Can you find the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum?
Peter has long reminded me that he’s a Geography major as his first choice and he uses his skills here to develop this walking tour.
If you and your class are looking for a social studies / geography project, could this fit the bill? And, if you’re interested in pounding the streets of St. Marys when all this stay at home stuff is over, bookmark the link.
In the meantime, you can take the tour virtually on this site.
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