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Lindon Brooks - Pioneer of Motormen - 1935

Mr. Lindon Clark Brooks – Drove the first Trolley Car His obituary ran on Page 5 of the January 16, 1935 edition of the Border Cities Star, exactly 80 years ago, last Friday. “Windsor’s first street car motorman – and, incidentally, the first street car motor man on the North American continent – died early this morning at his home, 656 Goyeau street, following a…
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Airport Terminal Construction - 1956

From the Windsor Daily Star – July 30, 1956 TERMINAL TAKING SHAPE – The new $615,000 Windsor Airport Terminal, which will include immigration, customs and quarantine facilities for international operations, is gradually taking form. Steel is up, most of the concrete floors poured, rough plumbing is going in and tinsmith work also is underway. Department of Transport officials hope the…
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Windsor's Strip - 1970

From the Windsor Star – June 13, 1970 It’s not exactly the Vegas Strip or even Toronto’s Yonge St. strip – but it has the makings. The area is about four miles of Tecumseh Rd. between Walker Rd. and Lauzon Rd. It has the flashing neon signs, the hangouts, the straight open road ideal for dragsters and motorcyclists. It loses the authentic strip effect only because of…
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Amalgamation

The Town of Walkerville election notice in the December 6, 1934 issue of the Walkerville News. The ballot included a vote on Amalgamation with the Border Communities, the Walkerville News was urging all eligible voters to turn out and to vote “NO” on…