Midland in particular and North Simcoe in general have been blessed by a host of local historians: the late Helen Delaney, Mary Haskill, Shirley Whittington and Doug Dubeau and the very much alive Jamie Hunter and Fred Hacker.
We are positive that you can name others. The late Bud Watson had a knack of telling cottage country in photographs. What is it that makes folks like these a rare commodity? One concludes, it’s a love, pure love, of where they and their families put down roots. They quickly became part of the community at large, they worked here, their children grew up here and attended school here. But all of them were compelled to tell North Simcoe’s history, good, bad or otherwise.
They were all true believers of Huronia and the Gateway to the 30,000 Islands. They were highly regarded when it came to their various talents. They loved people and people loved them for who they were. New generations of local historians are at the ready to eagerly continue telling this area’s bright future stories. Will you be one of them?