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THROWBACK THURSDAY

With the upcoming Centennial of the Armistice that ended the Great War, Throwback Thursday will be showcasing photographs from the Great War period. This photograph was taken sometime between 1914 and 1918 showing the 99th Battalion marching down Ouellette Avenue towards the train station to eventually head overseas to the battlefields of Europe. If you would like to view more photographs from the Great War period, please go to the Windsor Public...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

A group of pre-school children read books at the Willistead Library in the 1950s.  If you enjoyed this glimpse at the past and would like to view more historic photographs, please visit our digital exhibit “Windsor’s, History and Pictures” at http://heritage.windsorpubliclibrary.com/index.php.    ...
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Rave Reviewed

This month for Rave Reviews I was joined by my fellow librarian and Off the Shelf host Adam Peltier. We had a great time sharing and discussing some wonderful books. He brought some different titles including a book of artwork and I hope he’ll be able to join me for another session again soon. Please check out some of Adam’s wonderful selections! Kudos by Rachel Cusk Kodos follows an unnamed female...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

October 1 to 7 is National Newspaper Week in Canada and this week’s Throwback Thursday pic is of C. H. Smith(founder of Smith’s Department Store in Windsor), starting the Press on the First Issue of the Ontario Edition of the Border Cities Star, October 1, 1929. The Border Cities Star was originally named the Windsor Evening Record which was founded in 1890. In 1918 Wilbur F. Herman bought the newspaper and changed the...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Looking west along Sandwich Street (today Riverside Drive) in Windsor, this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken in 1890s. Goyeau Street goes off to the left of the photograph with the Great Western Hotel on the corner, the train station and rail yards are to the right and out of the picture. Down the street the tall building on the left is the Opera House and the about mid –distance...
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