Toronto's oldest house, Scadding Cabin was built by the Queen's Rangers in 1794 for John Scadding, clerk to Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe. The one-room cabin is constructed of squared, white pine logs with dovetailed cornersScadding Cabin is furnished as a typical settler's first house, with artifacts dating from the 1790s to the 1850s. The cabin’s first owner was John Scadding, an assistant to Upper Canada's first Lieutenant Governor, John Graves Simcoe.
The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to both free states and Canada. The network was formed in the early century, and reached its height between 1850 and
Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Haldimand, Governor General of Canada, circa 1770 - Sir Frederick Haldimand (1718-1791) served as Governor General between 1778 and 1784. He had to safeguard Canada while keeping the pressure on the American’s northern frontiers just as his British garrison was being reduced. He therefore used the German troops as garrisons while promoting raids deep into American territory by parties of Loyalists and Mohawk Indians."
Crupper Media/Materials: Hide, porcupine quills, dye/dyes, unknown stuffing Object Type: Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry Date Created: circa 1850 Catalog Number: Data Source: National Museum of the American Indian