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First Game - Detroit Cougars - 1926

In honour of hockey season making a return, we take a look at the Detroit Cougars (the Red Wing nickname didn’t come into use until 1932) inaugural season in 1926, played right here at the Border Cities Arena. The first team in 1926-27. From Wikipedia: At the April…
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Cunningham Sheet Metal

I recently came across this ad from 1932. The business is still in the same spot, and got me thinking… Are there any other business beside Hiram Walker & Sons, Chrysler & Cunningham, that are still around from the days of Walkerville? There must be a dwindling list of businesses that once called Walkerville home…. View Larger Map Please chime in there there’s any other…
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Essex Wire

I recently came across this old ad from 1935 for the Essex Wire Company on McDougall. The Essex Wire Factory you might recall was demolished just about a year ago… In true Windsor fashion, it’s been replaced with a vacant lot. To help jog your memories, a few…
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Consumers Wallpaper - 1935

Back a long time ago, Windsor used to be proud of having independent businesses. Now it’s all about the big box chains. A nifty ad for the long gone Consumers Wallpaper Company. Located at Wyandotte and Goyeau on the north west corner, this one is long gone. I think…
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A Little Roseland Farm

From the Border Cities Star – December 31, 1925: Interesting to note the location of the public school at what is now Dougall and Cabana. Was there an earlier school in 1925? The current Roseland School was built in 1928 and is further east. (East of Howard). View…