Mystery Men of Riverside


>A few years ago, someone found this snapshot on the sidewalk and passed it along to us. Anyone have any idea who these gents might be? Looks like this was taken in the 1940s in the Riverside area of Windsor.

Who are these men??

About Elaine Weeks

How history was taught in my day: memorize lots of boring dates and facts, watch corny old black & white history films. There was one bright spot, however. Grade 9 history at Walkerville Collegiate with Miss Falls (Georgina) when she taught a section on local history and took us on a field trip to explore some of Windsor's built heritage. Due to a series of peculiar events, celebrating local history became part of my business. My company, Walkerville Publishing Inc., (partner is Chris Edwards) launched "The Walkerville Times" in 1999 and we produced 61 issues - the last in 2016. In 2004, we began producing local history books; that year we released "Best of The Times Magazine". Our current titles include 5000 Ways You Know You're From Detroit, 500 Ways You Know You're From Windsor, Walkerville - Whisky Town Extraordinaire, and Windsor Then - A Pictorial Essay of Windsor's Glorious Past. I also wrote a novel, Time Trespasser, that blends time travel with local history. I am working on a sequel. I am a writer, editor, blogger, photographer, mother, wife, sister, activist, traveller, gardener, knitter, glass is nearly full person.
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2 Responses to Mystery Men of Riverside

  1. Hi, The man in the hat looks like my Uncle Alexander Wanchuk. He had a business “Al’s Shoe Repair Shop”, in Windsor. His wife was Sue and their only child was son Glenwood “Glen” Wanchuk. They are buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, LaSalle, Ontario, along with his brother George E Wanchuk and wife Madeline. I’m not sure who the other fellow is.
    Thank-you for this Photo of my Uncle Alex. Mrs. Jiskje Randles

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