The History of "Ford City"
"Ford City" the birthplace of the automotive industry in Canada. In 1904, local entrepreneur Gordon McGregor, president of the Walkerville Wagon Works, formed a partnership with American automotive pioneer Henry Ford. McGregor’s commitment to assemble automobiles in a converted wagon factory gave rise to the Ford Motor Company of Canada. As...
The Windsor-Detroit Ferry
For years, the only way to cross the river between the Border Cities and Detroit was by boat. In the 19th century, steamer ferries transported people, horse-drawn buggies laden with supplies from a bountiful Essex County, trains, and later cars and trucks between these international ports. From its docks,...
The Great Bank Robbery of ’59
Little do the patrons of a local nightclub realize they are dancing in a building that was once the site of a real-life cops-and- robbers drama. June 9, 1959 was an unforgettable day to anyone in or near the Bank of Montreal atChilver and Wyandotte in Olde Walkerville. Two men,...
The History of "Ford City"Oct 10, 2017
The Windsor-Detroit FerryOct 05, 2017
The Great Bank Robbery of ’59Sep 29, 2017