Welcome to County Mapleton South...
This will be a short - Geocacher`s Annoymous Meet'n'Greet.
Come celebrate my 100th Geocaching EVENT!!! Woohoo ... do not you just love Geocaching Challenges!!!
The event will be at:
The Right Spot
11 Graham Street West
Alma, ON, N0B 1A0
12:30 pm - 13:00 pm
Drop by, brag, sign log book (optional), chat, trade war-stories, etc. Food and drink are available.
Geocachers of all experiences are welcome ... from the beginner to the hard-core ADDICT!
- Pioneers began settling along the Elora Saugeen Road, which forms the main street of Alma, during the 1840s.
- Alexander MacCrea and his wife settled here in 1848, and built a store. The "MacCrae's Corners" post office was established in 1854, and MacCrae was postmaster.
- In 1854, the settlement's name was changed from MacCrae's Corners to "Alma", after the Battle of Alma.
- James Ledingham and his family moved to Alma in 1864, and built a saw and chopping mill.
- In 1865, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church was established in Alma. The church moved to a new stone church in Alma in 1892.
- The Wellington, Grey and Bruce Railway built a line through Alma in 1870. The line was eventually taken over by Canadian National Railway, and was abandoned in 1983. The Alma railroad station has since been destroyed.
- After the railway was constructed, Alma became "a bustling service centre for the local settlers and travellers". Alma was noted for having a post office, wagon maker, weaver, telegraph office, shoemaker, grist mill, several saw mills, several stores, three churches, and four hotels. In 1879, the population was 250.