Wyandotte Street – 1912

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An interesting postcard view simply labeled as Wyandotte Street. No cross street is given. Seeing as it is labeled as Windsor and not Walkerville, it must be somewhere in the core area, maybe Victoria, Dougall, Janette? No clues to the direction either. Anyone have any guesses or thoughts? See you …

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Water Works Gate

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This weekend on a stroll around Jackson Park, this water works gate on the south east corner of Ouellette and Tecumseh caught my eye. It’s interesting to note it’s labeled as the Sandwich Water Works. Now this grate is old. Obviously way older than the intersection, keeping in mind that …

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Theodule Giradot Esq

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THEODULE GIRADOT ESQ Was born at Arthesaus, France, Feb 12, 1824. Appointed to a position on the faculty of Assumption College and was principal of the school for five years, being succeeded by the Basillian Fathers in 1870. In 1871 he was appointed public school inspector for North Essex, and …

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J.C. Patterson

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The namesake of the late downtown High School Patterson C.I., taken from From Frederick Neal’s “The Township of Sandwich” published in 1909: HON J.C. PATTERSON Represented Essex in the Ontario Legislature in 1875; was warden of Essex in 1878 and was also first elected to the Dominion Parliament the same …

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