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From: Mike Guest <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] Historical Atlas symbols help
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 10:48:05 -0500
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Hi Nat,

Not sure if this will help or not (or you may have already found this page
but on http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/abbreviations.htm )
there's a bunch of abbreviations. I didn't see the two you're looking for
but SM was sawmill.

On another page
.html it shows wm as possibly:

WM Water Main
WM Weighing Machine
WM Witness Mark

Hope this gets you closer...Mike

> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Nat Skuce
> Sent: November 29, 2010 10:24 AM
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> Subject: [ONTARIO] Historical Atlas symbols help
> I've downloaded the map for my county from McGill's Atlas project and need
> some help deciphering a couple of symbols. The family I'm researching
> have
> two brothers living side by side, each with about 100 acres. One of the
> brothers has a "+" symbol drawn in a small box on their property alongside
> the road.
> The other brother, has a small rectangle drawn on his property, alongside
> the road with TWO symbols in itt:
> - WM (a dot with the letters WM)
> *SSM (an asterisk with the letters SSM)
> I do know that there is currently a fairly old cemetery there and once
> upon
> a time a log church (which is long gone) Consequently, I'm presuming the
> "+" symbol *may* be the cemetery. Otherwise, both properties have always
> been farms.
> I hope my descriptions of the symbols are clear enough. Any ideas?
> Thank-you!
> Natalie
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