Blaise Diesbourg As A Young Man
Donated by Chris Baillargeon
c. 1915; in uniform; later, during the 1920s, Blaise Diesbourg was known as "King Canada"; he smuggled alcohol over to Detroit during prohibition, using boats, cars, and aeroplanes; he was originally from Pike Creek; he worked firstly at his brother Charlie's hotel (the Wellington Hotel) in Belle River; later he had his own hotel, the Omar Hotel, in Stoney Point.
World War I
Pike Creek (Ontario)
Belle River (Ontario)
Original in private collection
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