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Looking Back: Remember 5
Canadian Post (Lindsay, ONT), 26 Aug 1995, p. 30

Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 4 August 1995
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26 Aug 1995
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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"Perkins owns book shop"

Remember when:

*In 1947 "Barney" Walker built the "Beaver Theater" in Minden and Lindsay's Jack O'Leary was hired as the theater's first projectionist.

*Charley Perkins was owner of "The Little Book Shop"

*One of the most prominent sounds one would hear when winter arrived was the sound of bells attached to horse-drawn sleighs and cutters as well as those attached to the horse's harness.

*Ken Johnson's Jewelry store was at the corner of Lindsay Street South and Rideout Street.

*Herb & Lou Williams were proprietors of Lindsay's largest pool room just west of Boxall & Matthie Hardware Store.

*Wilbur "Mac" MacArthur was owner and publisher of the "Minden Echo." He and his wife, May, constituted the paper's staff.

Clayton Grill's Electric store was located east of Tangney's Furniture Store.

*Merchants would use long "tongs" to grasp items located on high shelves that customers asked for and often had to make a one-handed catch of the item if it slipped out of the tong's grip.

*Students anxiously waited, during early July, for the publication of local newspapers when the lists appeared announcing the names of those who had been successful in graduating into the next grade.

*"Bill" Bryan was a popular hockey referee in Lindsay and district. "Bill" had to use a hand bell to call plays because the ball (or pea) in a whistle would freeze from the cold in the arena.

*"Dick" Butler was considered to be the best baseball umpire in the area while "Norm" Mark of Mark's Dairy would look after umpiring softball games.

*Boathouses lined both banks of the Scugog both above and below the locks.

*Tom Arnold's General Motors dealership would offer to demonstrate the New McLaughlin Buick, the car the world respects and the New Economy Eight Pontiac just for the asking.

*Ernie Ferguson's Men's Wear store at 56 Kent Street offered snappy apparel at low prices.

*Baker Business College, located upstairs in the Temple Building at the corner of Kent & Cambridge Streets, offered Isaac Pitman Shorthand, Bookkeeping, Commercial and Typing courses.

*George Shepherd and Albert Bissette had the town's only bicycle sales and repair shops.

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Looking Back: Remember 5