Tag Archives: Great Depression

I Read You Loud and Clear Dad.


The phone calls came about twice a month, almost like clockwork. It would be Dad announcing he had a bag of magazines to bring over. A voracious reader he could plow through probably a good dozen of them a week, … Continue reading

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Love, Enchantment and Mystery at The Capitol Theatre


Front of the House: The Magnificent Capitol Theatre 1948 Opened in 1920 as Loew’s Windsor Theatre, the Capitol Theatre in downtown Windsor has had many ups and downs. Just out of bankruptcy on Jan. 31st, it is now owned and operated … Continue reading

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Mother, may I take three giant steps?


I lost my mother 13 years ago. We weren’t particularly close (long story) but I loved her and I now appreciate everything she endured and achieved, including having come of age during the Great Depression. Her family was well to … Continue reading

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Top Hats and 45% Unemployment: Windsor 1933


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

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The Good Old Days?? Swimming in the Poopy Detroit River


  A great story from one of our Walkerville Times readers, Howard Pare, Windsor, Ontario. I can’t believe that in my early teens, along with many others, I went swimming at the bathing beach located at the foot of Bridge … Continue reading

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