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    I remember living on Allen Side Road ,we used to walk to base line and then #4 gate and take the bus over the High line to James street,that was a busy district then,no bridge to get to Soo.Mich.I worked for a chicken farm in the 50`s called Bennetts chicken farm it was where Canadian tire is now,the owner had a large house on property where the Group Health Center is now,Mc nabb was a dirt road all the way up to Black dirt road,later I worked for Sault Structural Steel on Conmee Ave.I still lived on Allen side road and walked from there to work on second line which was also a dirt road,but we had already a drive in restaurant the Dew Drop inn on second line right across Woods corner store at Brookfield road.Boy there is so much we remember .I used to go to the Unemployment office at the old postoffice corner East and Queen.City hall was where Boston moters used to be.Remember Canadian tire on Queen?I remember my family going for a ride to Agawa,and that was the end of the road,Highway 17 North was still to be opened.Anyway I could go on and on,but I still love the Soo,My Home Town.
    P.S remember the dirt track at case road,wow that was stock car racing at its best,some names I remember well like Miller,Villeneuve,McDonald and so on.

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    Sooboy, I painted a couple of the old stock cars out there. Not the bodies but rather the numbers and "graphics". Stafford, Smith, and the Karlash boys from out Goulais way. Two I can recall were Lil Hot stuff, the little boy devil and Pluto for Pete Smith.
    Going for a ride to "The end of the road" was a once a month deal for us. WE went to "the end.........." looked at,.....well, bush, turned around and went to Montreal River to see the roiling water at the power dam then to the top of the hill to feed the bears and get ice cram for the ride back. On the way way stopped in at Mamainse Harbour to get fresh fish for the hotel and home.
    Stopping later on at Alvey Joneses Marine Land to see all the fish in the two huge tanks and in the winter to ride the first snow machines I ever saw. Three houses toward the Sault was the home where I first witnessed Television this being 1951 or 2.
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    I can also remember visiting Jones' Marineland and seeing all the fish in the two big tanks.

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    Boy! How things have changed eh!

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    Not I, my bride tells folks I an 64 going on 17 with touches of 6 and 7 thrown in for good measure.
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    Wow, not quite as "seasoned" as a few of you, but I do remember when cable first came to town (which coincided with our first colour TV), and getting the family portraits done at Sears on Queen (across from Canadian Tire), Eatons (then Walkers) across from the court house, and getting our first McDonalds. I also remember the tank farm between the two hospitals from when we picked up a family member that worked at the general. Plus the tank farms by the Gov dock and the Station Mall property, when we had such a beautiful waterfront.
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    As I recall the first cable outfit in town called itself Rediffusion which became Continental Cable vision. Rediffusion was $2.95 per month for the single package they offered. Even at that price some folks could not afford it and the family of girl whom I was seeing had their Rediffusion cut off for none payment.
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    Forgot to mention gas at that time was .34 a Canadian gallon or 12.5 cents a litre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    The track was closer to the main drag there over toward Oryme Ave.
    No kidding. Do you remember the year that track was there and what it was called? I'd love to see an old photo of it. My dad use to race years ago at the track that was at the old Wrights auto wreckers ( now Kings), plus 5th line Speedway and Heyden Speedway back in the day.
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    No name comes to mind. Cars were raced on the ice on Island Lake and at Haviland Bay as well. The old Case Road Track was just "The Track" and I haven't a clue who owned it prior to Ivan Wright and his boys, if there was anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Freq View Post
    I don't remember The Commercial Café or the Ritz.. I do remember the alley way being next to Woolco a bar being there, one my dad use to help support. ;-). Wasn't the Adanac on Queen in the old Loblaws building? Greyhound was there also. Whereabouts on Bay street was Riverside Chrysler? That's a cool one I never knew.
    Pretty sure the bar next to woolco was the riverview & next to that was chicken quik (owned by the purple lantern mahs) & next to that was the bell telephone bldg
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    Barney, the bar was the Grandview, but the restaurant name escapes me right now.
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    Was there not a restaurant called the Girl in Red?

    I recall it burned,but maybe it was further up on Queen.

    Anyway we used to love to walk Queen on Friday nite and visit Barsanti`s and Capy`s grill.

    Queen was our Mall and loved it,

    Later we used to drive the car around Gore Albert East and Queen to check (what the boys called it Check stock) those are nice days I remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble View Post
    Pretty sure the bar next to woolco was the riverview & next to that was chicken quik (owned by the purple lantern mahs) & next to that was the bell telephone bldg
    The restaurant was called the Sun Kwon.
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    Whipersnapper!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sooboy33 View Post
    Was there not a restaurant called the Girl in Red?
    Was this not on Trunk Rd where the current DQ is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    The restaurant was called the Sun Kwon.
    Sun Kwon was across the street from Woolco...no??
    pretty sure it was chicken quick but definitely owned by Mahs...call Hard Wok to confirm name

    BTW... beside Sun Kwon used to be Singer sewing machines & a hardware corner store...cochranes i think?? &
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    Edwards hardware on corner east & queen
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    It was the Sun Kwon until the Woolco closed then they moved across the street. This is the Gospel according to my wife who thought she may be wrong once but she was mistaken.
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