Carl Walter Wins Award for Canal Maps

Sarah Hart, Carl Walter and Laura Riley at the CLHO Award Luncheon

The Simsbury Free Library is pleased to announce that the Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO) awarded Carl Walter an Individual Achievement Award of Merit for his work on the Farmington Canal Maps at their annual conference on Monday, June 5, 2017 in Meriden, CT.

In their award letter, the CLHO wrote “The committee was very impressed with the maps, which neatly dovetail historical information about the towns along the canal with the geography, engineering, and the construction of this amazing waterway.  The map project captures and preserves Carl Walter’s extensive knowledge of the canal, and shares it with historians, students, and tourists for the good of future generations.”  Mr. Walter will receive the award at the CLHO annual conference on June 5th.

The Simsbury Free Library published the Farmington Canal Maps in partnership with Mr. Walter last year. The series of maps includes one for each of the 9 towns through which the canal once ran. Each map notes where the canal and various engineering features were once located and where they can still be seen today and features 10 town-specific photos of the canal and its features, many of them taken in the 1930s.

Congratulations to Carl for this recognition for all of your hard work!

For more information on the maps, go to Farmington Canal Maps.  To order the maps, go to

our Book and Map Store.

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One comment on “Carl Walter Wins Award for Canal Maps
  1. lrsflweb says:

    Congratulations to Carl and the Simsbury Free Library. A great accomplishment!

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