To commemorate the Town's 50th anniversary, the Espanola Historical Society in partnership with the Town of Espanola dedicated a heritage mural to depict our rich history.
The mural recognizes our early settlers, fur traders and loggers. Our pulp and paper mill history includes a Prisoner of War Camp, housed within the mill during the second World War.
The project was funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Domtar Community Investment Fund and personal sponsorships from residents and local businesses. The park is located at the north entrance of the town, behind Cambrian College at 91 Tudhope, near the "welcome" sign.
The mural is approximately 5 feet tall, with stainless steel plates as the photos. It features engravings related to the following displayed photographs:
• Origin of Espanola's name
• Early natives
• Early settlers and fur traders
• Early lodging
• Pulp and paper mill history
• Prisoner of War Camp for Germany during World War II
• Sports and other cultural events over the years