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This Weekend - 2013 Essex Train Show

This weekend, February 23 & 24, will see the 18th Annual Essex Train Show take place. From 10am – 4pm both days, the show features various vendors of all kinds of model trains, collectibles, artifacts, displays and ephemera. The show has grown in recent years so be sure to come by early on Saturday to get what you’re looking for – it might get snapped up early! A little birdy tells…
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Motor Vehicle Permits - Adie Knox Herman

Rounding out transportation week, here are a couple of interesting bits of local history that appeared on Ebay back about a decade ago. The vehicle permits for Adie Knox Herman, wife of W.F. Herman, namesake of the high school and one time publisher of the Windsor Star, from…
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Trams & Ferries

More paper ephemera today from the vaults at IM HQ. Sticking with the transportation theme of the other day… Here are three different and interesting tickets. 1. S.W. & A Railway streetcar ticket from Windsor to Tecumseh. Regional transportation existed, only we killed it off. This ticket dates to the early 1930’s. 2. A ticket good for one fare on the Walkerville – Detroit…
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Bus Pass - October 1945

An interesting old paper item that I turned up while combing through the archives here at world headquarters… A scan of the front and back of a monthly pass for the buses during WWII. An interesting bit of local history, probably not too many of these…
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Assumption College Gymnasium - 1939

Back in 2008, we took a look at St. Dennis Hall, now part of the computer lab at the University. This building served as the gymnasium of Assumption College back in the olden days… I recently came across this image of the interior of the gym from 1939. Here’s…

Action Hobbies Slide Show # 10 - Saturday March 9, 2013

Via regular reader and contributor Tim Swaddling: Hello friends Saturday, March 9th, 7.30pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #10 Free admission! Action Hobbies Kingsville welcomes Larry Broadbent of St. Thomas, Ontario. Action Hobbies Kingsville is pleased to announce the 10th instalment of the ever popular Historical Train Slide Show series. On Saturday, March 9th…
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Ottawa & Gladstone - Cherniak's - 1930

From the Windsor Star – September 3, 1968 Ottawa and Gladstone about the year 1930 is shown above. The store on the corner is Cherniak’s, one of Windsor’s oldest merchandising firms and still prominently identified with retailing. The building was known as…
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Gus's - 1954

From the 1954 tourist guide once again… Today we look at Gus’s in Remington Park. The motel is still there, although it doesn’t look like there’s a restaurant anymore… View Larger Map Happy February everyone, have a good weekend, see you back…