From the Vault: The Windsor Star Archives by Daniel WellsFrom the Vault: The Windsor Star Archives by Daniel Wells

From the Vault: The Windsor Star Archives

byDaniel WellsIntroduction byMarty BeneteauForeword byMarty Beneteau

Hardcover | November 27, 2014

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The Windsor Star has been the paper of record in Windsor since 1886. It showed us the Ambassador Bridge as it was erected, and the Tunnel as it was dug; it showed us the Ford strike, the great fire, and the tornado in ?46; it showed us the lewdness of Prohibition speakeasies and the somber grandeur of our churches and schools. Over the years, of course, Star photographers took hundreds of thousands of pictures?many of which were never used or seen by the public, but all of which were preserved. Their archive constitutes the single richest photo history of the region. And now, for the first time, Biblioasis has been granted access.With an introduction by Star editor Marty Beneteau, From The Vault takes you on a photographic tour of the city from 1886- 1950. It presents walk-throughs of the downtown and other neighbourhoods as they changed over time. There are features on schools, on bars and taverns and restaurants, on churches, and on buildings from the county. There are feature sections on breaking news: the Ford strike, the tornado, bridge construction. At a length of 300 pages, with over 500 images encompassing over 65 years of history, From The Vault is the most authoritative and wide-ranging photo history of Windsor ever published?and an absolute must for local history lovers.
Title:From the Vault: The Windsor Star ArchivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 12.29 × 9.5 × 1.28 inPublished:November 27, 2014Publisher:BiblioasisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927428580

ISBN - 13:9781927428580

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Moved from my hometown of Windsor for work. Saw this book was for sale and decided to buy a copy for my parents for Christmas. While I haven't seen it yet - they absolutely love it. The say it is big, heavy and chock full of amazing pics and stories. A walk down memory lane for them. Can't wait to see it when I visit.
Date published: 2015-01-13