Category Archives: People

5000 Ways You Know You’re From Detroit


Our latest local history book is a Blast from the Past! Released in the fall of 2017, 5000 Ways You Know You’re From Detroit is our seventh title celebrating the history of border cities of Detroit and Windsor. At a … Continue reading

Posted in People | Leave a comment

1849: Detroit Helps Windsor Fight Fire


‘Cause we’re neighbours, right? All that separates Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario is a one-mile wide river. Today, it’s spanned by the Ambassador Bridge and connected below the river by two tunnels: one for trains and one for vehicles. Back … Continue reading

Posted in People | Leave a comment

2nd Edition of our Canadian Bestseller Available Again!


A reprint of our popular coffee table book: 500 Ways You Know You’re From Windsor, 2nd Edition, has just been released. Over 650 photos of Windsor, Detroit and area – including over 60 new ones! A great walk down memory … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Don’t Know Much About History?


Wow. This is certainly a busy weekend for local history and arts enthusiasts (and for those who aren’t). Doors Open, Walkerville Rocks, Ford City Arts & Heritage Festival, Windsor Essex Open Studio tour  – are on the agenda as part … Continue reading

Posted in People, Walkerville, Windsor Now, Windsor Then | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Snail Mail in Sandwich, Ontario


From a Sentry Box, to Postmasters’ homes, from General Stores and Shoe Stores to the current Sandwich Post Office, Sandwich certainly has had its share of different post office locations. As with most small towns, the post office in Sandwich … Continue reading

Posted in Essex County, Lost Buildings, People, Windsor Now, Windsor Then | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A cool place named Oxley. Yeah, O-x-l-e-y.


Oxley, Ontario. My mind instantly conjures up images of beasts of burden lumbering about. “And just where is this mythical place?” I ask Chris who has called me from his family’s Oxley cottage to invite me to a party. Apparently, there’s … Continue reading

Posted in Essex County, People, Windsor Now, Windsor Then | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Summer in the City: Mid-20th Century


* Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty So go downtown, things’ll be great when you’re Downtown… Are you pining for the good ole days when … Continue reading

Posted in Lost Buildings, People, Windsor Now, Windsor Then | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment