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"On the Main Street" by Ford W. Moynes
"On the Main Street"
On the Main Street - 1967
On the Main Street - 1967 Details
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".

The header of 1965 columns included a photo of the sidewalk just outside the Lindsay Town Hall on Kent Street West to denote "Main Street". In June 1965, a photo of Moynes at the typewriter was added next to the final title, "On the Main Street" and other than changing the photo of Moynes, this is how the column remained in presentation until the end.

Click through these links to view some of the changes to the column title and byline:
10 November 1964
12 January 1965
18 October 1965
21 July 1965
19 May 1965
13 July 1965
13 October 1966
18 September 1967
6 December 1969
17 September 1971

Search or browse all clippings and scrapbook items: "On the Main Street" - Newspaper Column

Recall "Good Old Days" - 5 Apr 1972
Recall "Good Old Days" - 5 Apr 1972 Details
Moynes was active in the community and often drew from conversations with local citizens for his columns. He also used his space to profile citizens with many of these columns in memoriam.

Moses Marsden dies at 104

Lorna Elizabeth Baldwin, Alda Squier, and Wilfred Crowe, M.D.

Donald (Dan) McQuarrie

Reginald Vickery

Neill Gregory

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