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Devonshire Racetrack

A recent question from a reader brought up the subject of Devonshire Racetrack. As Windsor tries to shed its “sin city” moniker, a look back at our history shows we’ve always been the playground for what the Americans can’t have. There was a time…
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Chrysler Canada Plant no. 1

Today’s entry is for Paul, who recently asked for more information about the old Plant no. 1. Plant 1 stood at the n.e. corner of Tecumseh & McDougall. The site now occupied by a shopping plaza. Plant 1 was originally the plant of the Maxwell-Chalmers Motor Car Co. and was built c. 1920. Maxwell – Chalmers became the Chrysler Corporation in 1925. The plant on Tecumseh Rd was…
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Displaced History

So with rumors abound that the former Tecumseh DUR station might still be standing, I headed to the suburbs with John and Mike to see what we might be able to uncover. This Victorian house on Lesperance is visible in the old postcard view posted two weeks ago. Just north…
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1924 Border Cities Bowling Champs

Here’s an oldie from my personal collection. Maybe you’ll spot a relative in here… 🙂 I’m not sure what kind of league this was, if the bowlers were recreational or business related. The one man who’s estate this photo was contain in, passed in the late 1970’s. Charles Kirkwood was an employee of the Toledo Scale Company of Canada (an American by birth) and a…
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