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Walkerville Publishing

So, on to the reason for the Walkerville Theatre being open on Sunday… Walkerville Publishing held an open house, with a great display of Walkerville’s history, and the launch of the 2007 Holiday issue of the Walkerville Times. Chris Edwards the publisher poses beside his local history display. Chris put on this display earlier this year in Willistead Manor during Art in the…
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2008 Detroit Historical Photo Calendar

If you are looking for that unique gift for that local history fan on your list (or just a great gift for yourself), don’t look any farther than Rob’s 2008 Detroit Historical Calendar. This is one of those projects that has been started by a local history fan…
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Walkerville's Shame No More?

Last night City Council (for the most part) took a great stand for the built heritage of our city, in voting to accept the “forced” designation of the Harry Low/Paul Martin Sr. house on Ontario Street in Walkerville. Despite all the bullshit arguments put forward…
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Windsor Taught Me Everything I know

If you’re looking for something interesting to do on a Tuesday night, head on over to the Downtown Library, and check out the Tuesday Talks, featuring Windsor native (and frequent Internationalmetropolis.com commentor) Shawn Micallef , and his talk entitled: “Windsor Taught Me Everything I know”. Join writer Shawn Micallef in discussing how growing up in an automotive border…
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Better Late Than Never...

For some reason I failed to mention this earlier, but a very belated congratulations is in order to my friend Wade Streeter, who’s photo of the elegant Edward L Ryerson graces the cover of the 2007 edition of “Know Your Ships“. Know your ships is the…
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Turkish Scrap

A long time fixture on the Great Lakes, and even longer as a tied up hulk on Windsor’s West Side, the S.S. Aquarama, is nearing the end of her days, and is awaiting the end in a Turkish Scrapyard. The postcard above was postmarked 1957 and the caption on the back read as follows: “AQUARAMA”, new luxurious passenger cruiser on the Great Lakes. WINDSOR, ONTARIO…
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DetroitNews

Slumpy is dead.... Long live Slumpy!

Crazy props to dETROITfUNK how was in the right place at the right time on Saturday afternoon. One of this website’s favourite subjects over the years was the Livingston House in Detroit, a.k.a. ol’ Slumpy. Detroitfunk happened to be in the area, as she bit the…
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Now Available...

If you notice over on the navigation bar on the left, there is a new link for the Internationalmetropolis.com bookstore/shop. I am happy to announce that the first project is now availabe for sale. I have published it in a manner to attempt to keep the cost as low as…