Title: 
Driving The First Spike For The Electric Railway At Leamington, Ontario
Year: 
1907
Type(s): 
Postcard
Language: 
English
Source: 
Mike Skreptak Collection; Box 1
Notes: 
Postmarked February 26th, 1908; addressed to Miss Fay Rumball; in late Spring/early Summer 1908, the Sandwich, Windsor and Lakeshore Rapid Railway opened the stretch of its electric railway line that ran from Kingsville to Leamington. This postcard probably dates to the Summer of 1907. The crowds have gathered for the ceremony at the intersection of Erie Street and Talbot Street; the view is looking south along Erie Street; W. D. And B. W. Cox, Mens and Boys Clothiers is on the south east corner. This postcard was available at the Leamington Fair at a cost of 2 for 5 cents (Leamington Post, March 12th, 1908, p.5)
Subject(s): 
Streetcars
Railways
Sandwich, Windsor, and Lakeshore Rapid Railway (Windsor)
Erie Street (Leamington)
Talbot Street (Leamington)
Cox Men's Clothing (Leamington)
Stores
Commercial Buildings
Ceremonies
Place(s): 
Leamington (Ontario)
Rights: 
Public Domain
Repository: 
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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