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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

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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

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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

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Lost Children of Windsor


I promised Adele M. M. McLennan I would post this charming photo in my blog. She brought it to my attention through something called Facebook. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. And perhaps you’ve come across some of Adele’s musings; she … Continue reading

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It’s the REAL McCoy!


In honor of Black History Month, I give you the story of the great locally born inventor – Elijah McCoy. On either May 2, 1843 or 1844 (depending on the source) a new baby boy was born free in Colchester, … Continue reading

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Dish Nights at The Palace Theatre


Ah, the irony. The deal the city made to bring the University of Windsor’s music and visual arts departments downtown to create a cultural hub triggered the closing of the Palace Theatre. In case you missed the news flash, some … Continue reading

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When Windsor Got Its Wings


You may have read the fascinating account of a very rare ticket which was hidden in a Windsor home. Kevin Malott was renovating his basement last weekend when he discovered an 83-year-old admission ticket to the grand opening of Walker … Continue reading

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