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One Fare - Walkerville & Detroit Ferry Co - c 1925

To close out this mini series of posts of old transit tickets, is this one for the Walkerville – Detroit ferry. The Walkerville – Detroit ferry was established by the Walker’s to ease getting to their distillery. The journey from the Windsor Ferry Docks to the distillery in Walkerville was one that Hiram Walker felt was too long and too difficult. So the ferry to Walkerville was…
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St. Mary's Church - Walkerville - c 1905

I like this postcard view from Walkerville, looking south on Devonshire Rd towards, what was then the brand new St. Mary’s Church. While it’s a pretty common view, it’s a rare one, where you can line up the view and it looks almost identical a century…
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Walkerville Theatre - 1920

From the Border Cities Star – September 18, 1920     Walkerville’s new $250,00 theatre, on Wyandotte Street which will be opened by the owner Simon Meretsky, on Monday. Only the highest class motion pictures and vaudeville will be shown at this fine…
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Charles R Tuson - Mayor - 1917

Mr. Tuson’s excellent business ability stands him in good stead in his present civic capacity, as mayor of Windsor. Previous to his being elected mayor, Mr. Tuson served in the council as alderman. His first business venture, on arriving in this city, was the floral business. Not only did he make a decided success of this, but he also established undertaking parlors. Ordinarily, this would…
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