"It is individuals like Ford that have helped build this town." --Mayor John Eakins
(25 January 1968
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 his own column, "On the Main Street". From 1963 until the mid-1970s, his columns appeared almost daily, each covering local current events or an aspect of local history, dating back through Lindsay's earliest days. Moynes was active in the community and his columns often drew from conversations with local citizens.
According to the Post, "His columns were reprinted in many places and most are now bound and stored at the Lindsay Public Library." (August 23, 1982) These bound volumes are scrapbooks that library staff believe were created by Ford Moynes and then donated to the library, and in the years since, library staff have added to the collection. The scrapbooks contain carefully folded copies of Moynes's columns pasted alongside photographs to sheets of paper. Most of these photos appeared in editions of the paper with Moynes's articles, so they likely came from the Post. The scrapbooks also contain personal letters addressed to Moynes, notes, and cards of congratulations and thanks.