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 name to The Border Cities Star. With amalgamation in 1935 of Windsor and a number of smaller municipalities the papers name was changed to The Windsor Daily Star. The final name change came in 1959 when the paper was changed to The Windsor Star. If you would like to view this or other historic photographs of Windsor and region visit Windsor Public Library’s digital exhibit “Windsor’s, History and Pictures” at


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