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Boose's Cottage Tourist Camp

The other day’s post talked about the 1930’s phenomenon of Tourist Camps. Below are a few post cards I have collected along with some other information on Boose’s Camp. Anyone know anything about it? This advertisement is from the 1937-38 Tourist Guidebook of Ontario – Published expressly for the Essex County Automobile Club. Back when Dougall Ave. was a little country…
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Norton Palmer - 1938

This postcard from 1938, shows Windsor’s Norton-Palmer hotel, as well as the sister hotel acorss the river in Detroit, the Hotel Norton. The back of the card reads: NORTON-PALMER HOTEL NORTON HOTEL Winsdor, Ont. – Detroit, Mich. MODERN – FIREPROOF Situated…
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Downtown - 1957

I recently came across this neat old postcard from 1957. There are several things that jump out at me in this card… On the north shore, the land for Cobo Hall & Arena has been cleared. Work is progressing nicely on Windsor’s new City Hall. Note the long demolished Court House and old Police Station. The north side of Riverside Drive has been scraped clean of all its buildings…
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Then & Now 1911 - 2006

I came across this postcard a few years ago. It was simply marked “Walkerville, Ont.” and postmarked 1911. No other details. Luckily the former town of Walkerville was fairly small in land size. The town was only 5 blocks wide, but several miles long.
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Sincerely yours, Richard W. Reading

MAYOR RICHARD W. READING’S WORK MUST GO IN! Under the Reading administration the city’s total bonded indebtedness has been reduced $15,123,406! Under the Reading administration traffic fatalities have been cut 41%! Dick Reading, for his elimination of sit-down…
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February 15, 2006 - Cobo Arena

Located on the Riverfront, and underused is the historic Cobo Arena. Built in 1960 it is nothing spectacular architecturally, but it has a legendary musical pedigree. Some very big selling musical albums were recorded live at Cobo – Among them: Kiss – Alive!