The tales in this book have remained hidden. First there’s the story of renegade Indian guide Simon Girty, called “the white savage,” who was despised by the Americans during the Revolutionary War and nearly murdered by Joseph Brant. There’s the story of Tecumseh’s mysterious burial. There’s what happened when industrialist Hiram Walker tried to sell a cow, and was embroiled in a court battle taught to this day in American law schools; there’s Lincoln’s one visit to Windsor; there’s a gun-slinging Chatham mail coach, a wrestler who chewed light bulbs in public, and a freak electrocution that killed a young man en route to the NHL. Weird, wonderful, told by the city’s most popular historian, The Other Side of My Town is Windsor like you’ve never seen it before.
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