"Toonerville Trolley", Bruce (87) and Norah Long
little street car travelled through Walkerville. It was named the
Turnerville Trolley after a popular newspaper comic. It only had
four wheels and you could rock it.
6 cents you could take it from Devonshire and Wyandotte, along Wyandotte
for two blocks to Monmouth, up Monmouth to Ottawa St. across to
Walker then up to General Motors, then along Seminole where it reversed
and retraced the route back to Devonshire. This was the transportation
for all the Walkerville people who worked in all the factories and
businesses along Walker Rd.
the Second World War, the double tracks for the trolley along Monmouth
were torn up and cut with an acetylene torch into 2 foot lengths.
They were shipped to the Hamilton Iron and Steel plant for use in
the war effort.
the winter in Prohibition, you could get an old car i.e., hot rod,
for around $5, fill it with bottles of liquor ($1 each) and run
it over to Detroit on the ice. If you lost the hot rod and booze
through the ice, no big deal.
Drugstore & Soda Fountain
of Windermere & Wyandotte. The Walkerville boys used to hang
out here and at Bert Snowden's barber shop next door.
between Windermere and Chilver. "You could buy all the bread and
fancy cakes you wanted from the most exquisite to the most simple.
They made a lemon square, no icing but a lemon butter filing - delicious!"
30's. Assumption Street near Walker on north side of street. Manufactured
gingerale. Had a soda fountain. Bought by Vernon's.
First Gas Station
by Ed Keith at Victoria (Chilver) and Wyandotte. He lived in Windsor
but his son went to King Edward.
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