- 2nd Edition of our Canadian Bestseller Now Available!
- Don’t Know Much About History?
- Snail Mail in Sandwich, Ontario
- A cool place named Oxley. Yeah, O-x-l-e-y.
- Summer in the City: Mid-20th Century
- Lost Children of Windsor
- The Canadian Club Girl: 1897
- Run Like a Girl
- Shovel It: Winter 1930s
- It’s the REAL McCoy!
- Al Roach
- black and white
- black history
- Canadian Club
- company town
- Detroit River
- Dirty Thirties
- Ford City
- Great Depression
- Hiram Walker
- History Babe
- Ouellette Avenue
- Roaring Twenties
- Walker Road
- Walkerville Publishing
Monthly Archives: April 2011
Watching the marriage of Kate and William today, I was thrilled to see one of the world’s last Lancasters fly in formation over London. For most of the Canadians in the crowds around Buckingham Palace or watching on tv, the … Continue reading
One hundred and fifteen years ago, whisky baron Hiram Walker’s company town of Walkerville, Ontario was positively booming. Enjoy Charlie Fox’s fascinating look back at those heddy days when his father cycled the race of his life. An air of … Continue reading
I have no idea where in Windsor or Walkerville this charming photo was taken, but it is certainly a fascinating capture of not only a neighbourhood in the making, but of one of its little denizens who looks eager to … Continue reading
Ain’t I the bees’ knees? Before the start of World War I, the Gibson Girl was all the rage. This elegant, willowy image of feminine beauty was inspired by the drawings of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson. She wore her long hair loosely … Continue reading
Today’s post is from a new book I’m editing for Barbara Kersey called, “Was I Ever Lucky”. It’s a memoir of her life in Windsor thus far. After you read this story, you will certainly agree that Barbara was one … Continue reading
An acquaintance emailed me a really nice bunch of old photos, which I believe originated from The Windsor Star archives. The photo above, (taken in June 1946) shows a store that was once found on Ottawa Street east of … Continue reading
This picture was taken in 1933, in the depths of the “Great Depression” which lasted from 1929 to 1939. The hardest-hit cities in Canada were in the heavy industry centers of western Ontario. In Windsor unemployment had skyrocketed to almost 45%! So … Continue reading