Tag Archives: Hiram Walker

The Canadian Club Girl: 1897


Walkerville is the home of Canadian Club whiskey. (You may have heard of it. Wink.) You see, in 1856, a middle-aged American businessman who wanted to augment his Detroit enterprises decided to cross over a one-mile river to the wilds of … Continue reading

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Winter in Walkerville: 1900s


So, we finally got some snow that is actually staying on the ground more than a couple of hours. Since winter appears to have officially arrived, I thought I would post some photos I’ve been saving for a snowy day. Sent … Continue reading

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Walkerville Landmark Bombed!


Once upon a time, war reared its ugly head right in the heart of Walkerville, Canadian Club whiskey founder, Hiram Walker’s peaceful and thriving company town. In 1915, a business was targeted by a group of dangerous fanatics. Hiram had been … Continue reading

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Esto Perpetua: Walkerville C. I. Lives On


Does November 2nd, 1922 mean anything to you? Probably not unless you’re a Walkerville Collegiate alumnus. On that bright fall day celebrations were held to mark the school’s official opening. A luncheon, a dance, a swimming exhibition and a program … Continue reading

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Hey You Posers! (How One Old Photo Led to Another.)


I’ve been saving this charming photo for a while. I received it from my constant source of old local photos, Charlie Fox, several years ago. He wrote: “I found another old photo you might like. The three people are Alfred Mapes, … Continue reading

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Victoria 101: Why We Have a Long Weekend in May


Why All The Fuss? I was curious. British history is given short shrift in our schools so I had to wonder why we celebrated Queen Victoria every May. Not that I’m complaining or anything but what on earth did she … Continue reading

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The Big Race: Walkerville 1896


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

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