WHEN YOU LOVE A TREE
… you get Canada.
Well, the maple leaf, at least.
On this day in 1965 the current maple leaf flag of Canada was adopted.
The use of maple leaf on flags traces its roots to the French colonists residing along the St. Lawrence in the 1700s. Its popularity migrated east to Ontario by the mid-19th century and then to rest of Canada.
Today many companies also use the maple leaf as part of their brand identity – from the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team to Air Canada and many more.
Here is Tallis’s map of Canada, then British America, from 1851.
Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.
Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.