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Rinshed Mason Company of Canada Ltd - Wyandotte & Crawford - 1954

From the Windsor Star – May 8, 1954 Out of the ashes of one of the largest fires Windsor has ever seen has arisen the most modern paint manufacturing company in Canada. The Rinshed-Mason Company, renamed following the fire, to succeed the old Standard Paint and Varnish Company, was rebuilt and formally reopened exactly one year to the day following an early morning explosion that rocked…
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Lindon Brooks - Pioneer of Motormen - 1935

Mr. Lindon Clark Brooks – Drove the first Trolley Car His obituary ran on Page 5 of the January 16, 1935 edition of the Border Cities Star, exactly 80 years ago, last Friday. “Windsor’s first street car motorman – and, incidentally, the first street car motor man on the North American continent – died early this morning at his home, 656 Goyeau street, following a…
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Airport Terminal Construction - 1956

From the Windsor Daily Star – July 30, 1956 TERMINAL TAKING SHAPE – The new $615,000 Windsor Airport Terminal, which will include immigration, customs and quarantine facilities for international operations, is gradually taking form. Steel is up, most of the concrete floors poured, rough plumbing is going in and tinsmith work also is underway. Department of Transport officials hope the…
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