Daniel B. Detweiler was one of the three "fathers of hydro" in Ontario. After years of hard effort, in association with others, his dream of hydro electric power as a provincial undertaking became a reality. He travelled dusty county roads on his bicycle seeking the support of councils in the project.
A cairn erected in 1935 in his native Roseville is a monument to his participation in the enterprise. In 1963, Ontario Hydro named the transformer station at Petersburg after him. In 1918 he developed water power near Michipicoten on Lake Superior and organized the Algoma factory and in 1901 joined a shoe company.
Detweiler was a leading member and President of the Board of Trade and a member of the Kitchener Light Commission
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.