Abraham Moyer's journey to Canada

Old schoolhouseOn July 1, 1899 Abraham Nash Moyer began a trip from his home in Kansas, travelling across the United States to visit his family in Ontario. He brought along a Kodak camera and did his best to capture a portion of the many places he passed through including Kitchener and Waterloo. After his return home, Abraham's daughter Metta created an album with his photographs and Abraham's descriptions. At left is the first schoolhouse building in Waterloo, now located in Waterloo Park.

Staff at the Geospatial Centre created a Story Map capturing each of the locations Abraham visited on his journey with an interactive map linked to his photographs.