The Drivers

Photo submitted by David Johns

By Sarah Ryeland and Pamela Steel

In 1854, the Ontario government reached a decision that changed the face of the landscape forever: Muskoka was opened up for settling and free land was now available, up to two hundred acres per family. A route had to be built so that the Europeans could find and claim their land.

 – W. David Johns

And the rest, as they say, is history.

David Johns is an accidental author, his book Pathways to Highways; The History of Huntsville’s First Roads and Automotive Industry, a labour of love.

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