LISTEN: How to preserve your piece of Waterloo's corduroy road
Members of the public were able to get their hands on pieces of the log road
Some residents got their hands on a piece of history, literally, after picking up a segment of the corduroy road that was discovered under King Street in Waterloo during LRT construction.
- People flood Erb Street landfill wanting a piece of the corduroy road
- 'Corduroy road' logs found under Waterloo LRT construction
- Corduroy road likely one of Waterloo's first-ever European built roads
- Tourists flock to see corduroy road in uptown Waterloo
In March, workers discovered the old road made of wood logs that dates back to between the late 1790s and 1816. Those logs had to be dug up for LRT construction to continue.
Now those who have a piece of the road in their collection might be wondering how exactly they should care for it.
Loy Osburn is a private conservator in Guelph and explained to CBC News' Max Leighton what collectors should do next.
with files from Max Leighton