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At The End of the Trail

by David P. Botsford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited and compiled by Eleanor Gignac, Linda Beare and Effie Botsford Illustrations by Yvonne Sinasac Originally published in a limited edition of 500 in 1985.  A collection of historical notes and anecdotes about the early days of Essex County, Ontario by noted local historian David Patterson Botsford. This book includes many references to local families, properties and businesses which may be of value to those doing genealogical research.

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        • Indians of Historic Times in the Detroit River Area
        • Amherstburg and the War of 1812
        • The Settlement of Malden
        • Anderdon, Past and Present
        • Amherstburg Doctors
        • Fall Fairs
        • Thomas Edison’s Canadian Collection
        • The McCormicks’ Big Feet and the Survey Ship
        • Wigle, Fox and Scratch Families of Essex County
        • “Nige” Brush’s Race Nag

Brunner Mond Highlights

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Beginning in April 1920, a weekly column of “newsworthy” items concerning employees of Brunner Mond Limited was published in the Amherstburg Echo. Included were bowling scores and reports of other sports events, organizational meetings of Amherstburg Boy Scouts, the Brunner Mond Band, history of the Bowling Club, the Gun Club, as well as some local “gossip” etc. The column was published in the Echo from April 23, 1920 until 1924. Unfortunately, the writer of the column is unknown.

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Calvert/ Seagram Newsletters & Magazine Excerpts

A collection of employee newsletters from Calvert/Seagram Amherstburg, as well as excerpts from Distillations, the Seagram company magazine, highlighting accomplishments and employees from Amherstburg.

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Distillations Magazine Excerpts

Autumn 1971 January 1973December 1975Spring 1977Summer 1977Fall 1977Spring 1982Winter 1983Winter 1984Spring 1987Spring 1991

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Conversation Pieces

By Helen Marsh

This book presents the column titled “Conversation Pieces”, originally published in 1942 in The Amherstburg Echo as a weekly feature.

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Echoing Through the Ages

A timeline of various events in and around the Amherstburg area (extracted from the Amherstburg Echo).

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Forty Years to Fulfilment: Calvert of Canada

A brief history of Calvert of Canada, written by Frances Lacey in 1967.

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Land Instruments

Amherstburg Land Instruments by Street

Malden Land Instruments by Lot Number

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Soundings

Marine News from The Amherstburg Echo

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Upsetting the Hour Glass Indexes

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Upsetting the Hour Glass was a column in The Amherstburg Echo which extracted events and items of interest published in the newspaper through the years.

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With The Tide

by John Marsh

 

 

 

 

 

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.John Marsh’s Recollections and Anecdotal Histories of the Town of Amherstburg and the Lower Detroit River District.