Monthly Archives: August 2013

Pitt and Ferry – 1958

August 30, 2013
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...

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Madrid Motor Hotel – 2530 Ouellette Avenue

August 28, 2013
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 inside corridors. Carpeted throughout. Direct dial telephone. Bath tub and shower....

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Salt Mine – 1940

August 26, 2013
Salt Mine – 1940

From the collection of John Morand This shot is looking north towards the river. Sandwich street crosses in the middle of the picture. Nearly every building in the picture on the north side of Sandwich is gone today. From the collection of John Morand Oddly enough, part of this one survives… Photo from 2007...

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New Windsor Salt Office – 1953

August 23, 2013
New Windsor Salt Office – 1953

From the collection of John Morand A few shots of the “new” office building on Prospect street, opened in 1953. This picture shows the grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony. From the collection of John Morand This one shows a full parking lot, and is probably taken on a regular work day, it’s dated 1952, so...

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More Salt Mines

August 21, 2013
More Salt Mines

From the collection of John Morand A couple of more today from John’s family collection. This is the only underground photo in the collection, it is undated, but I’m going to put it around 1953/1954. From the collection of John Morand This one is dated 1954 and shows a view looking toward Sandwich Street....

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Windsor Salt Trucker Strike – 1953

August 19, 2013
Windsor Salt Trucker Strike – 1953

From the collection of John Morand A neat photo today. This one is noted as being the trucker strike in 1953. I suppose the police were called in to keep the peace. A couple of interesting shots showing good details of the old cars and uniforms. From the collection of John Morand From the...

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Canada Salt – Riverside Drive

August 16, 2013
Canada Salt – Riverside Drive

From the collection of John Morand The picture above is dated 1910 and shows a side view of the Canada Salt comapny on the property today occupied by CBC at Riverside and Crawford. From the collection of John Morand This photo is dated 1915 and is taken probably from today’s University Avenue overpass, looking...

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Ojibway Conveyor – 1957

August 14, 2013
Ojibway Conveyor – 1957

From the collection of John Morand Today’s photos come to us as a submission from regular reader and commentor JBM. These photos were in his father’s collection and his Great Uncle was an executive with the Salt Company. These two photos were dated 1957 and show the Ojibway conveyor. Interesting to note the “Town...

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Action Hobbies Rail Slideshow # 13 – August 24 – 7:30 pm

August 12, 2013
Action Hobbies Rail Slideshow # 13 – August 24 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 24th, 7.30pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #13 Free admission! We’re pleased to announce the 13th instalment of the ever popular Historical Train Slide Show series. Show #13 will take place on August 24th, 2013 at the shop’s screening space. Showtime is 7.30PM. Show #13′s featured presenter is Pierre...

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