Tag Archives: whisky

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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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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Come and give me a kiss, dearie.


A woman’s work is never done. Here’s an unidentified Walkerville matriarch doing some mending in the backyard of what looks like one of the row houses on Monmouth Road. These homes were rented out to the employees of Hiram Walker … Continue reading

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