After retiring as editor for the "Watchman-Warder", Ford W. Moynes joined the staff of the Lindsay Daily Post as a writer of feature articles and of his own column, "On the Main Street".
From 1963 until the mid-1970s, his "On the Main Street" columns appeared almost daily, each covering an aspect of local history, some covering events from Lindsay's earliest days, and sometimes covering current events. Over 100 of these articles were preserved in the scrapbooks.
The column wasn't always known as "On the Main Street". When it first began, the columns ran with titles specific to the events being recalled: "Early Days of 'The Academy' recalled with the advent of 'Save the Academy'" (30 October 1963)
and "Former U.S. Marine Commander Purchases Pleasant Point Inn" (1 May 1964)
. Later, the column was called "Along the Main Street" and "Main Street Comments" before finally settling on "On the Main Street".