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Looking Back: Remember 3
Canadian Post (Lindsay, ONT), Jun 1995, p. 30

Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 3 July 1995
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Jun 1995
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Remember when:

*The Lindsay Kiwanis Club held a weekly raffle for four box seats in Maple Leaf Gardens.

The seats were in the blue section at the Gardens and the draw took place at the Academy Theater. Tickets were 25 cents each and the winner was responsible for his/her own transportation to Toronto.

*Businessmen along Kent Street were known to sweep and wash down the sidewalks in front of their stores on a daily basis (weather permitting) and in winter did their own snow removal.

*Ozzie Dagenais conducted a livery stable business behind what is now the "Bargain Store."

*Louie "The Greek" Genedas would push his popcorn wagon around the town selling hot buttered popcorn, peanuts and hot dogs. He was also likely to be found at the corner of Kent & William streets and at ball games selling his wares.

*"Jake" Houzer, owner of a Men's Wear Store on the south-west corner of Kent and Lindsay Streets, was in the midst of selling a new suit to a farmer and told him he was a bit "stooped." The farmer, being hard of hearing, thought "Jake" had said he was "stupid" and told Houzer what he could do with his suit and stormed out of the store.

*Victoria Park was the scene of many great softball games.

*W.A.Lindop was the first person to install a "Delco" Electrical system in the village of Minden. It was the first in Haliburton County

*When Canadian Tire Corp'n bore the name "Canada Tire & Battery". Lindsay's store was operated by Lloyd "Peck" Davis.

*Leo "Skip" Skipworth was owner of a service station located on the south west corner of Lindsay and Durham Streets in the early 1930's.

*Jack Crimmons peddled ice about Lindsay from his ice house that was situated at the rear of the house located at 44 Queen Street.

*Children could not get a haircut on Saturday. The barbers reasoned that working men had but Saturdays to get their hair cut while youngsters could come in during the other five days after school hours.

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