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A Brief to City Council, City of St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives45586
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Elgin County Archives
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Elgin County Vertical File Collection
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Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1983
Storage Location
Box 117, File 16
R5 S3 Sh3 B4
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Elgin County Archives
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Elgin County Vertical File Collection
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Item
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Archives Storage Rm. 107
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Box 117, File 16
R5 S3 Sh3 B4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1983
Scope and Content
A Brief to City Council, City of St. Thomas. Submitted by Local 27 and Local 1520, United Auto Workers, it discusses a federal task force on the Canadian Motor Vehicle and Automotive Parts Industries. Also outlines the significance of the Canadian automotive industry.
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Automobiles
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Fordham Car Lot

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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
June 1980
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
R13 S3 Sh6 B3 164
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R13 S3 Sh6 B3 164
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
June 1980
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w negative ; 5.7 x 5.7 cm
Scope and Content
Three black-and-white negative photographs featuring the Fordham Car Lot, used in an ad for Fordham Motors, in June 1980.
Name Access
Rodney (Ont.)
Rodney Mercury
West Lorne Sun
West Lorne (Ont.)
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Automobiles
Advertisements
Business and Industry
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant

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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1965-1992
Accession Number
2008-01
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C8 Sh4 B2 F1
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1965-1992
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
423 photographs : b&w and col.
Scope and Content
File contains black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal articles concerning the Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant, 1965-1992.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
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Newspapers
Business and Industry
Automobiles
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - Company-Sponsored Boy's Baseball Team

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1985
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 168
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 168
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1985
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
Undated black and white photograph showing a boy's baseball team sponsored by the Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited St. Thomas Assembly Plant, [198-?]. Retained for reference by St. Thomas Times-Journal.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
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Newspapers
Business and Industry
Automobiles
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - Crown Victoria Launched

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives28814
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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1983
Accession Number
2008-01
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C8 Sh4 B2 F1 157
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 157
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1983
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
16 photographs : b&w ; 14 x 22 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Two black and white photographs used (and fourteen additional photographs not used) in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 22, 1983 with captions (it is unclear when and if the other 14 photographs were published in the paper):
"Launching The Crown Victoria- Ford of Canada President Kenneth Harrigan addresses crowd of close to 1,000 St. Thomas Assembly Plant workers on hand Friday to witness the launch of the Crown Victoria. Also pictured, from left: Elgin Warden Bud Marr, Southwold Reeve Ken Monteith, London Mayor Al Gleeson, St. Thomas Mayor Doug Tarry, Kurt Beuhler, who in 1967 became the plant's first hourly employee, and Assistant Plant Manager Les Tischler. Plant Manager Dave Gorman was unable to attend the event because he was in Detroit due to illness in the family." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 157a)
"Buys First Car- Ford of Canada president Kenneth Harrigan presents keys to the first Crown Victoria off the line at the St. Thomas Assembly Plant to Mayor Doug Tarry. The car marks the second 'first' the mayor has purchased from the plant- in 1981 he bought an EXP which he now plans to sell." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 157b)
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 157c: has no caption.
"Sealers- On sealer line, Sam Dahrouj pauses from job of finger-applying layers of anti-rust sealer to those hard-to-get-at places that machines can't adequately approach." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 157d- not used)
"Side Assembly- Workmen manually carry side panels for Crown Victoria to body bucks were they are fastened for welding to the underbody." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 157e- not used)
"Troublesome Clamp- One of initial problems to be ironed out on assembly line was this underbody clamp, held by Quality Upgrader Frank Williams, which was slowing feed of underbody parts to underbody press. Pictured left is Body Shop Supervisor Dan McMahon." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 157f- not used)
"Taking It All In- Harold Fowler, seated, plant systems control consol operator, and Jimmy Young, a utility engineer, can monitor every moving piece of machinery in plant from central control room pictured. Both men have worked at the plant since its 1967 inception." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 157g- not used)
"Waiting For His Connection- Jim Hodges waits for Bob Dobbs, R.N., to connect him up to Ford's Intergerential Current Therapy Unit. This electro-therapuetic device is one of the latest developments on market and can heal a varierty of sprains and strains." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 157h- not used)
"Taking Five- Ford Technicians relax with their 'baby' after installing heavy Crown Victoria underbody press last summer. From left: Randy Barash, Craig Armstrong, Jim Cameron and Al Kientopp." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 157i- not used)
"More Nuts And Bolts- Forklift operator Dan Norton checks in box of Crown Victoria bolts with General Supervisor Ed Steer. About 1,000 varieties of nuts and bolts go into making four lines of automobiles at the St. Thomas plant." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 157j- not used)
"New Parts For Old Line- Parts for the 1984 versions of the Escort and Lynx began piling up in the plant in August. Two established lines needed about 1,000 new parts for the 1984 model year." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 157k- not used)
-pictures l-p had no caption and were not published in the paper.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
Monteith, Ken
Tarry, Doug
Subject Access
Newspapers
Business and Industry
Automobiles
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - Face Two One-Week Lay-offs

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives42216
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1980
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 172
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
Lockwood Survey Corporation Limited
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 172
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1980
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published September 1, 1980 with caption: "Nothing But Heartaches- Auto workers seem to be plagued with nothing but heartaches these days. Workers at the St. Thomas Ford Assembly Plant, although spared many problems associated with the industry face two one-week lay-offs the first of which is to begin on Monday, September 8, and economic hardship."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
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Newspapers
Business and Industry
Automobiles
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - First Ford EXP Off The Line

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives28810
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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1981
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 153
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 153
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1981
Publication
153a was published on the Archives' flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/4327203749/in/set-72157623342132750/.
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Two black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published February 17, 1981 with captions:
"A Rousing Occasion- Ford Motor Company workers at Talbotville cheer as the ceremony introducing the two new front wheel drive compact cars begins. Pictured, from the left, in front are, Philip Caldwell, chairman and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company, Premier William Davis and Bob White, Canadian Director, UAW." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 153a)
"Rolling Off The Line- Premier William Davis drives the first Ford EXP off the line during ceremonies at the St. Thomas Ford Assembly Plant Monday. The EXP and the Mercury LN7, both front-wheel drive compacts, will be made exclusively at the St. Thomas plant." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 153b)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
Subject Access
Newspapers
Business and Industry
Automobiles
Images
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - First Front Wheel Drive Cars Built in Canada

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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1981
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 154
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 154
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1981
Publication
Published in the Bygone Days section of the St. Thomas Times-Journal and on the Archives' flickr site: February 28, 2011.
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 19 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published February 28, 1981 with caption: "Front Wheel Drive- The St. Thomas Ford Assembly plant at Talbotville started producing the first compact front wheel drive cars to be built in Canada this month. Here, Herb Rossiter of St. Thomas, an inspector on the line, looks over the Ford EXP. An estimated 2,000- 3,000 new jobs will be created at the plant in 1981."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
Subject Access
Newspapers
Business and Industry
Automobiles
Images
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - Ford Rolls Out Ford Escort and Mercury Lynx Models

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1980
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 173
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 173
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1980
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published August 12, 1980 with caption: "The first of Ford Motor Company's all-new 1981 World Cars - the Ford Escort and Mercury Lynx - rolled off the line yesterday at the company's Wayne, Michigan, Assembly Plant. Wayne's 'Job One' launch culminated more than five years of research, design and engineering involving the talents of Ford specialists throughout the world. During the 1981 model year, Ford expects to produce 385,000 of the new models in the United States. The St. Thomas Ford Assembly Plant will begin production early in the year of these models." Ford Escort and Mercury Lynx were produced at the Ford St. Thomas Assembly Plant from December 1981 to February 1984.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
Subject Access
Newspapers
Business and Industry
Automobiles
Images
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - Last Pinto Leaves Assembly Line

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives28807
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1980
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 150
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 150
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1980
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 23.5 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Two black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published August 9, 1980 with captions:
"The First- First Pinto built in U.S. or Canada, at St. Thomas Assembly Plant, was Times-Journal entry in 1970 parade. Vehicle, introduced by Ford to challenge import presence in automobile market, was purchased by the T.J." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 150a)
"And Number 935,789- Last Pinto, actually identical twin sister Mercury Bobcat, gets a polish Friday from St. Thomas production worker Ron Dewaele, London. The 935,789th Pinto to be assembled at plant, vehicle also was last to be built by Ford." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 150b)
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 150a shows the exterior of the St. Thomas office of the Ontario Department of Agriculture and Food on Talbot Street.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch (St. Thomas, Ont.)
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Business and Industry
Automobiles
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - March Organized By United Auto Workers

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives28813
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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1982
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 156
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 156
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1982
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.5 x 20.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published March 4, 1982 with caption: "Demand Jobs- About 350 demonstrators marched several blocks from Victoria Park in London to the federal building on Talbot Street to demand jobs and government action to reduce high interest rates. The march was organized by United Auto Workers, Local 1520, which plans further protests to get action. The UAW earlier this year organized a protest to block Highway 401 just north of the St. Thomas Ford Assembly Plant."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
Subject Access
Newspapers
Business and Industry
Automobiles
Images
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - Moon Buggy

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives56657
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1980
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 174
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 174
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1980
Publication
Published in the Bygone Days section of the St. Thomas Times-Journal and on the Archives' flickr site: January 2, 2013.
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 14.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published December 12, 1980 with caption: "John Gilbert, London, tests 'moon buggy', a $42,900 piece of machinery recently installed at the St. Thomas Ford Assembly Plant that will lift engines into EXP and LN7 automobiles as they pass overhead."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
Subject Access
Newspapers
Business and Industry
Automobiles
Images
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - Press Release Photos of Ford Cars Assembled in Canada

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives29276
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1969-1992
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1969-1992
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25.5 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Black and white photographs accompanying Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited press releases concerning Ford cars assembled in Canada, retained for reference by St. Thomas Times-Journal:
1970 Maverick - press release dated March 31, 1969 (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160a)
1971 Maverick - press release dated August 25, 1970 (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160b)
1972 Pinto Runabout - press release dated February 24, 1972 (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160c)
1980 Fairmont - press release dated October 1, 1979 (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160d)
1980 Courier - press release dated October 1, 1979 (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160e)
1980 Mercury Zephyr - press release dated October 1, 1979 (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160f)
1980 Mercury Bobcat - press release dated October 1, 1979 (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160g)
1981 Pinto models and 1982 EXP - press release dated September, 1981 (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160h)
1990 Mercury Grand Marquis and Mercury Colony Park - press release dated [1989?] (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160i)
1990 Crown Victoria and Country Squire - press release dated [1989?] (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160j)
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis - press release dated [1991?] (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160k)
Mercury Grand Marquis Touring Edition - undated, [199-?] (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160l)
Lincoln Continental Mark III - undated, [197-?] (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 160m)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
Subject Access
Newspapers
Business and Industry
Automobiles
Images
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - Quality Upgrade Program

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives28809
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1981
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 152
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 152
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1981
Publication
Published in the Bygone Days section of the St. Thomas Times-Journal and on the Archives' flickr site: January 6, 2011.
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published January 28, 1981 with caption: "Upgrade Quality- Jack Vannoord, right, launch co-ordinator of the paint department at Ford's St. Thomas Assembly Plant, discusses the paint finish on prototype front-ends of the new Ford EXP and Mercury LN-7 with Rick Curran and Ken Howard, right, operators involved in the recently introduced quality upgrade program. Under this program, hourly workers have been selected as quality upgrade operators to assist in maintaining high quality standards during production. From one to three quality upgrade personnel will be assigned to each assembly zone. Production on the new cars will start February 16, with public launch scheduled for mid-April."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
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Newspapers
Business and Industry
Automobiles
Images
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - Re-Equips For New Cars

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives28808
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1980
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 151
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 151
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1980
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 16.5 x 20.5 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Four black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published December 12, 1980 with captions:
"Checks Critical Dimensions- Toolmaker Eugene Lidster, Sparta, checks critical dimensions of new Ford EXP and Mercury LN-7 automobiles to be produced from Feb. 2, at Ford of Canada's St. Thomas Assembly Plant near Talbotville, as machinery is calibrated during $73 million conversion under way at the plant." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 151a)
"New Machinery- Workers weld new machinery on Ford's St. Thomas plant assembly line where massive, $73 million conversion is under way to produce new Ford EXP and Mercury LN-7 automobiles. First are to roll off line Feb. 2." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 151b)
"Examine Shell- L. David Gorman, left, Ford of Canada St. Thomas Assembly Plant manager, and John Robinson, Ford vice-president of public affairs, examine shell of new sport coupe versions of Ford's new Escort and Mercury Lynx." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 151c)
"Measurement- Eugene Lidster, Sparta, checks measurements of automobile body as new assembly processes are calibrated at Ford plant. Tolerances are critical in production of EXP and LN-7." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 151d)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
Subject Access
Newspapers
Business and Industry
Automobiles
Images
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Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - Resuming Production

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives28812
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1982
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 155
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 155
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1982
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 20.5 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Four black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published January 25, 1982 with captions:
"Final Adjustment- Electrician Jim O'Meara of London makes a final adjustment on the electric eye which controls the new assembly line unloading mechanism installed at the Ford Talbotville plant prior to resuming production today." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 155a)
"Right Height- Ford Pre-Delivery Department General Manager Frank Bates points out the height at which cars on the assembly line approach a new unloading machine which has been installed at the St. Thomas Ford Assembly Plant prior to continuing production. The machine, which automatically places the vehicles on a ground conveyor, a job previously requiring two people, will increase efficiency at the plant, Mr. Bates said. Although he could not give an estimate of the value of the apparatus, Mr. Bates said it cost 'a lot of money,' and pointed out that the addition of the new equipment indicated a continuing interest by the Ford Motor Company in the Talbotville operation." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 155b)
"Checks Fit- Danny Fraser of Glencoe, who has been employed by Ford of Canada for 14 years and is now with the customer acceptance department, checks the fit of the doors on a Ford Escort which came off the assembly line before Christmas, in preparation for an internal audit at the plant today." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 155c)
"Touching Up Escort- Senior employees of the Customer Acceptance Department of the St. Thomas Ford Assembly Plant were on the job last week preparing automobiles, which came off the assembly line just before Christmas, for production which resumed today. Here, Ron Harrison, vice-president of the St. Thomas local of the United Auto Workers of America, who has been with the company for 14 years, touches up paint on a Ford Escort. Mr. Harrison said the production line, which has been shut down since Jan. 5, would be fully staffed Monday. The plant will shutdown again, this time for two weeks, after a one week on period." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 155d)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
Subject Access
Newspapers
Business and Industry
Automobiles
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GM Amphibious Vehicle - Sinking at Little Beach, Port Stanley

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
January 25, 1983 - September 27, 1983
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
W7 B1 F37 1
W7 B1 F37 2
W7 B1 F37 3
W7 B1 F37 4
W7 B1 F37 5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W7 B1 F37 1
W7 B1 F37 2
W7 B1 F37 3
W7 B1 F37 4
W7 B1 F37 5
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
January 25, 1983 - September 27, 1983
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - GM Amphibious Vehicle file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.2 x 9 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.3 x 10.5 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.3 x 8.7 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.3 x 12.6 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.3 x 11.6 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 18.5 x 11 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 10.5 cm
1 newspaper
4 newspaper clippings
1 verdict of coroner's jury
1 investigation report
Scope and Content
Six black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published January 25, 1983 with captions:
"Discuss Recovery Plans - A General Motors official holds a picture of the test vehicle which sank in Lake Erie Monday while undergoing trials off Port Stanley at Little Beach. One man drowned in the mishap and another was saved from the lake. Looking on is Jeff Wright, one of two contract drivers hired to hook towing cables to the submerged vehicle, which was expected to be hauled from about six metres of water today. This morning divers finally pinpointed the amphibious armored vehicle which has eight wheels and is power in the water by two propellers." (1a)
"Rescue Vehicle - A General Motors amphibious light armored vehicle stands on Little Beach after returning from Lake Erie where it rescued one of two crewman who were testing a new prototype similar to the one shown which sank yesterday at noon. The other crewman died in the mishap. An autopsy is being conducted today at St. Joseph's Hospital, London." (1b)
"Recover Body - A St. Thomas ambulance attendant leads men who recovered the body of a London man from Lake Erie at Orchard Beach in Port Stanley after a GM test vehicle sank yesterday about noon in 1 C. degree water. Another man on the vehicle was rescued by a second vehicle." (1c)
"Lifesavers - An amphibious armored vehicle which was used to rescue an RR 7, St. Thomas man from frigid lake waters yesterday is shown standing on Little Beach, Port Stanley. The vehicle entered the lake after a larger version of this one being tested by GM of London sank during tests. One of two crewmen died. The man recovered safely was wearing a lifejacket. The dead man was not wearing a life jacket when pulled from the lake, according to eyewitnesses at the scene." (1d)
"Press Conference - Cpl. Gord Paterson of St. Thomas OPP gives an impromptu press conference after recovery of the body of a GM employee who drowned Monday while testing a new armored vehicle which sank at Port Stanley." (1e)
"No Motorized Vehicles - The sign denoting Little Beach also carries a smaller sign warning the public that no motorized vehicles are allowed on the beach. However, General Motors Diesel Division in London got special permission from Port Stanley council to test a new amphibious vehicle at the beach. The vehicle sank yesterday causing the death of one of two crewmen. In the background, two youths are shown near where the vehicle entered the water." (1f)
Two black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published January 26, 1983 with caption: "Pulled From Lake - Contract diver Jeff Wright climbs out of the amphibious General Motors test vehicle which was finally pulled from the waters of Lake Erie off Port Stanley about 5 p.m. Tuesday. The vehicle sank Monday, claiming the life of one GM employee, and it took most of the day Tuesday to finally haul it out of the chilly lake water. An attempt earlier in the day failed when cables hooked up to the vehicle snapped." (2a) (2b)
Newspaper clippings about the sinking of the amphibious vehicle and the GM inquest.
Verdit of Coroner's Jury for Sheerazali Pirani, who drowned in Lake Erie on January 24, 1983 at noon.
Investigation report from the Canadian Coast Guard regarding the death of Sheerazali Pirani.
Name Access
Port Stanley (Ont.)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Death Records
Military
Automobiles
Beaches
Police Services
Newspapers
Documents
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Mick Miller's Sports Car

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives171108
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
January 7, 1982
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W11 B9 254
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W11 B9 254
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
January 7, 1982
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w negative ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Eight black-and-white photographs showing Mick Miller and a sports car which he built as a retirement project.
W11 B9 254b was published in the West Lorne Sun on January 7th, 1982, with the caption "Mick Miller's new Sebring was road tested Saturday and proved to have excellent roadability. All systems worked well but the engine requires a tune-up, which will be done immediately. The racy appearance of the plastic shell will be easily distinguishable from anything on the road today, because it is one-of-a-kind in Ontario and one of only 350 in the world."
W11 B9 254d was published in the West Lorne Sun on January 7th, 1982, with the caption "rear view of Sebring shows Ford Capri tail lights and racy appearance."
W11 B9 254f was published in the West Lorne Sun on January 7th, 1982, with the caption "raised roof on Sebring allows entry to the passenger compartment. Note the spring and raising mechanism which is a light plane's retractable landing gear."
Subject Access
Automobiles
Images
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Miller's Shop and Used Cars Parking Lot

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
July 1985
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W9 B2 340
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W9 B2 340
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
July 1985
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w negative ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Two black-and-white negative photographs featuring Millers' auto shop and used cars parking lot, in July 1985.
Name Access
West Lorne (Ont.)
West Lorne Sun
Subject Access
Business and Industry
Automobiles
Images
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Miscellaneous Local Sports and Features

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives166057
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1981-1982
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
W3 B3 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
W3 B3 F2
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1981-1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.9 x 13.4 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.5 x 13.2 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.9 x 18 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.8 x 17.7 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 17.8 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.4 x 7.5 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.3 x 16 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.8 x 14.7 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.8 x 22.4 cm
5 p. textual records
Scope and Content
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published August 11, 1981, with caption:
"Back together - The remaining members of the St. Thomas Optimist Club juvenile baseball team of 1939 and 1940 got together at the Sheridan Inn on the weekend evening for the first time since their playing days. Pictured in front row, from left, are Dick Killingsworth, a first baseman on that team[;] right fielder Ross Leakey, pitcher Doug Whistlecraft and coach Ed Saunders. Back row, from left, are catcher and team captain Jack Armstrong, shortstop-second baseman Bill Watson; second baseman Ed Claypole, pitcher Bob Bentley and third baseman Bill McArthur." (2a)
"Remember when? - Remaining members of the St. Thomas Optimist Club juveniles, who played in the St. Thomas and District Juvenile Baseball League in 1939 and 1940, held a reunion at the Sheridan Inn on the weekend. Taking a look at an old photo of the team, from left, are third baseman Bill McArthur, catcher and team captain Jack Armstrong, coach Ed Saunders and pitcher Bob Bentley." (2b)
One black and white photograph of the St. Thomas Junior Rovers soccer team as 1922 champs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published September 10, 1981 (?). (2c)
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published February 23, 1982, with caption:
"Umpire award winners - The St. Thomas and District Umpires' Association honored its [] top umpires of 1981 at their annual banquet held on the weekend at the Princess Avenue Labor Temple. In front row, from left, are Jane Waller, rookie of the year, western division; Paul Rabbets, co-winner of the award for contributing the most to the association, and Brian Muscat, rookie of the year, central division. Back row, from left, are Barb Reycraft, accepting for Doug Reycraft, co-winner of the award for contributing the most to the association; John steele, accepting for Gary Rabbets, rookie of the year, eastern division; Paul Gilchrist, runner-up rookie of the year; Don Carty, accepting for Ted Olczak, most valuable umpire to the association, and Bill Topping, president of the St. Thomas and District Umpires." (2d)
One black and white photograph of Adam Piotrowski (first from left), Al Jenskey (third from left) and two unidentified men used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published May 6, 1982. [Article features only Jenskey from this photograph.] (2e)
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published May 11, 1982, with caption:
"Avid supporters - Ron and Debbie green of St. Thomas were great fans of Gilles Villeneuve, the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix racer who was tragically killed in a violent accident during practice runs for the Belgian Grand Prix on the weekend. Mrs. Green is pictured above with Jacques Villeneuve, brother of Gilles, and also a race driver who plans to carry on where his brother left off in the sport." (2f)
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 28, 1982, with caption:
"Basketball entertainers coming - The fabulous Harlem Crown take on St. Thomas secondary school all-stars Friday in an exhibition basketball game at Parkside Collegiate Institute. Among them are Herb Scaife, the 6-foot-6 playing manager, an 18-year veteran of the team considered to be the clown prince of the organization, and Bobby Joe Woodson, from Oakland, Calif., who played at West Washington State. The Crown call Woodson the world's greatest dribbler, showman and comic supreme. Game time is 8 p.m. to be preceded by a students vs. staff game at 6:30 p.m." (2g)
One black and white photograph kept for reference by the St. Thomas Times-Journal, with caption:
"Bobby Joe Woodson, from Oakland, CA, played at West Washington STate. A man the Crowns call the world's greatest dribbler, showman and Comic Supreme, he will play here on the date of Oct. 29, 8 p.m." (2h)
"Herb Scaife, 6'6", is playing manager of the world famous Harlem Crowns who will be playing here on the date of Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Scaife is an eighteen year veteran of the team and is considered the Clown Prince of the organization." (2i)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, August 11, 1981, "Optimist ball club champs of pre-war juvenile league". (W3_B3_F2a)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, May 6, 1982, "Three local athletes to be honored". (W3_B3_F2b)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, May 11, 1982, "Racing will miss Villeneuve". (W3_B3_F2c)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 28, 1982, "Harlem Crowns cagers to entertain local all-stars". (W3_B3_F2d)
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 30, 1982, "It takes two". (W3_B3_F2e)
Record also includes a collection of unscanned St. Thomas Times-Journal articles relating to features on local sports, 1981-982.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Sheridan Inn
St. Thomas and District Umpires Association
St. Thomas Juveniles
Subject Access
Newspapers
Sports and Recreation
Baseball
Basketball
Automobiles
Soccer
Documents
Images
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