Book a guide for a stroll down Windsor’s memory lane

If you remember the Elmwood Casino, Skyway Drive-In, the Kresge’s lunch counter and the music of the Big 8, UWindsor alumnus Chris Edwards (BA 1983, MA 1985) has a book for you.

He and his partner Elaine Weeks of Walkerville Publishing have produced 500 Ways You Know You’re from Windsor, a hardbound, full-colour collection of more than 650 photographs documenting some local landmarks. The University Bookstore is selling the volume for $30 and marketing manager Martin Deck says it makes a perfect gift.

“This sumptuously illustrated book will spark the memories and tug at the heartstrings of all Windsorites of a certain age or older,” he says. “It can also be used to teach these kids today a little something about the history of our city.”

The Bookstore has donated a copy as a prize for a trivia contest. The winner will be randomly selected from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. To be eligible, select the most correct answer to each of the following questions:

  1. The Epps store on Chatham Street at the end of Pelissier Avenue famously boasted a neon sign promising “Giant values at mini prices.” What type of goods did Epps sell?
    a) Fabrics
    b) Furniture
    c) Hardware
    d) Sporting goods
  2. What innovation distinguished the Windsor chain of Hi Ho restaurants?
    a) Drive-in curbside service
    b) First soft-serve ice cream in Canada
    c) Patented frosted mugs of root beer
    d) Servers dressed like Disney’s Snow White
  3. What were the names of the steamers that transported passengers from downtown Detroit to the Bob-Lo Island amusement park?
    a) Bois Blanc and Columbia
    b) Columbia and St. Claire
    c) St. Clair and Erie
    d) Erie and Huron

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.