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Pitt and Ferry - 1958

Happy Friday, happy long weekend! Today’s photo is looking south east at the corner of Pitt and Ferry. This was taken during a visit to Windsor by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. The caption to the photo reads as follows: SIDEWALK SUPERINTENDENTS – Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker, gloves in hand, stands in the middle of Pitt St. W. today and listens while Roy R. Hicks, Progressive…
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Madrid Motor Hotel - 2530 Ouellette Avenue

From the back of the card: MADRID MOTOR HOTEL Ph. Area 519, 252-7743 2530 Ouellette Avenue WINDSOR, Ontario, Canada Only 4 minutes from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel exit, on Highway 3B, leading to Highway 401. Dining room with excellent cuisine. Banquet facilities. Pool. All…
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American Legion Parade - Goyeau & Park - 1931

The caption on the back indicates it was taken for the short lived Detroit Mirror. It is dated September 24, 1931. Reports state that out of the 125,000 Legionnaires who registered at the convention this year, 30,000 of them established temporary residence in Windsor where they could enjoy all the privileges of a Canadian citizen — and they did! With the convention drawing to a close, they…
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Ferry Docks - 1925

No real info on the back of this one. It simply reads: “Scene at Windsor, Ont. Canada”, it’s dated May 26, 1925. Probably take from the intersection of what is today Ouellette and Riverside looking into Dieppe Park, this shot shows the Ferry Terminal at the…
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Goyeau & Elliott - 1945

The photo above was taken September 27, 1945. It was shot by the Detroit Bureau of the Acme Photo Co. It shows Goyeau at Elliott looking north. The caption on the back reads as follows: WINDSOR, ONT. — Hundreds of Detroit drivers form long lines prior to making their…
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S.W. & A 451 - 1938

A neat photo of SW & A Amherstburg Interurban Car # 451. This picture was taken May 5, 1938, the note on it reads that taken prior to scrapping. This car was purchased new in 1924 from the Ottawa Car Company and ran until service on the Ameherstburg line converted to…
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Ojibway Post Office - 1902

This photo appeared in “Garden Gateway to Canada” from 1954. The caption reads as follows: The Windsor-Amherstburg stage, driven by William Fox, in front of Leo Page’s store and post office, Ojibway. The Page family lived on the second floor. The time is…