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Metropolitan Explosion - 1960 - Interview with officer Paul Linton

Today’s post is a guest post by regular reader Luc. He managed to track down and do a brief interview with one of the first officers on the scene the afternoon of October 25, 1960 when the explosion went off at the Metropolitan Store on Ouellette Avenue. A big thank you goes out to Luc for his detective work and his willingness to share this story with all of us. Officer Paul Linton is seen…
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Streetcar 351 - Still Around

Photo © 2015 John Stefani, used with permission As promised on Wednesday, here’s a few photos of a recently uncovered streetcar at an undisclosed location in Essex County. When streetcars ended their reign at the end of the 1930’s many of the cars were older, and in poorer condition and being of little value to anyone at the time, many were sold as scrap. Some were purchased and used…
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Ouellette & Wyandotte - c 1939

Photo © the Bernie Drouillard Collection, used with permission, digitized by John Stefani A neat shot towards the end start of WWII, looking south on Ouellette from just south of Wyandotte Street. As you can see there has been an on street bus terminal there, as long as Windsor has had buses. The corner of the Dominion grocery store is visible on the right side of the photo, while the former…
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Ojibway Tornado - June 17, 1946

OJIBWAY, ONT – An unidentified man sits dejectedly amid the ruin caused by the tornado which struck here yesterday evening (6/17). CREDIT (ACME PHOTO) 6/17/46 Today’s photo comes from longtime reader Luc B., who sent along this photo and wondered if anyone…