Old is the New New: Our latest book “Windsor Then” is born.

Once upon a time this was the view looking south up Ouellette Avenue. Captured by an unknown photographer from the deck of a Detroit/Windsor ferry boat. (circa 1910)

I am very happy to announce the birth of Walkerville Publishing’s latest baby: “Windsor Then – A Pictorial Essay of Windsor Ontario’s Glorious Past.”

138 black and white photos chronicle Windsor’s progress from its days as a sleepy backwater in 1860 to 1960 when anything seemed possible.

Yes, a whole century of rare and fascinating photos in one handy softcover book.

If you’d like one, they’re available at Juniper Books on Ottawa Street between Argyle and Kildare. (519-258-4111)

Or, contact me, elaine@walkerville.com, to arrange pick up or shipment from our world headquarters here in wonderful Olde Walkerville. Oh, almost forgot. They’re $20.

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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