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Windsor in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Hiram Walker

1816 - 1899

 
 
Hiram Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. Hiram Walker Marker
Inscription.  Massachusetts born, Hiram Walker had by the 1850s become a successful general merchant, distiller and grain dealer in Detroit. After Michigan adopted prohibition in 1855 he acquired land across the river in Canada where he established a distillery and mill which became the nucleus of the company town of Walkerville. Soon the Walker enterprises had expanded to include cattle finishing (using distillery wastes), a river ferry, and a railway to transport the company's products. Although Walker himself lived in Canada only from 1859 to 1864, he played an important role in the economic development of western Ontario.
 
Erected 1975 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
 
Location. 42° 19.56′ N, 83° 0.707′ W. Marker is in Windsor, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker is on Riverside
Hiram Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. Hiram Walker Marker
View of historical marker in front of the Wiser's, Canadian Whisky Canadien, business complex.
Drive East west of Walker Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1812 Riverside Dr E, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1A7, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hull's Landing 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapman Abraham / Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War (approx. 1.3 kilometers away in the U.S.); The Black Presence in Detroit (approx. 1.3 kilometers away in the U.S.); Glimpses of Detroit's Riverfront History (approx. 1.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); Peter Wetherill Stroh (approx. 1.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); The Battle of Bloody Run (approx. 1.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Grand Army of the Republic (approx. 1.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); Gen. O. M. Poe Post No. 433 (approx. 1.9 kilometers away in the U.S.).
 
Hiram Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. Hiram Walker Marker
View looking northeast of historical marker in front of the Wiser's, Canadian Whisky Canadien, business complex.
Hiram Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
4. Hiram Walker Marker
View of historical marker looking northwest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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