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Ernest Thompson Seton 1860-1946

Ernest Thompson Seton

Photos by contributor Mary Callaghan - Posted June, 2011

Ernest Thompson Seton Ernest Thompson Seton

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The City of Kawartha Lakes
In Lindsay, on the Trans Canada Trail behind
Sir Sandford Fleming College near a tepee
and the Outdoor Education Centre building

Coordinates: N 44 20.404 W 78 44.354


Plaque Text

Ernest Evan Thompson, who later adopted his ancestral name of Seton, was born in England and in 1866 emigrated with his family to a farm near Lindsay. There and in the Toronto region, where he lived 1870-79, he developed a consuming interest in nature. After illustrating a number of other writers' works on natural history, he combined his artistry with knowledge gained from extensive personal observation to produce many books of his own. "Two Little Savages" and "Wild Animals I have Known" are probably the publications for which he is best remembered. His writings did much to further popular interest in wildlife and the identification of birds and animals.



Other Plaques in Lindsay
Purdy's Mills
The Scugog Route
Sir Sam Hughes 1853-1921

Kawartha Lakes Plaques

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