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Flight From Franceville: Kathy France, Guy Johnstone & Orville Wright

Flight From Franceville: Kathy France, Guy Johnstone & Orville Wright

Kathy and Guy are strongly delineated figures, author says.
Charlie Parker Remembers Madame Modova <b>(4 photos)</b>

Charlie Parker Remembers Madame Modova (4 photos)

Madame Modova didn’t consistently claim to be a spiritualist or a psychic.
King Street Poolrooms - Uptown Billiards & Nick Anest

King Street Poolrooms - Uptown Billiards & Nick Anest

"Nick was our new minder when his pimply-faced charges skipped school and he kept order with quiet strength and athleticism."
Unknown Midland: The Chinese Laundry, Soo Sing and Lee Kee <b>(3 photos)</b>

Unknown Midland: The Chinese Laundry, Soo Sing and Lee Kee (3 photos)

Little is known about Midland's early Chinese residents.
Early Midland featured plenty of colourful characters

Early Midland featured plenty of colourful characters

"Who Tro Dat Damn Freeze Cat? “ Clevis Hubert, The Mayor of Dollartown.
A bakery that offered a bit of everything, even marriage licences

A bakery that offered a bit of everything, even marriage licences

"It was here the young flappers of those days tried their wares on the poor misguided and unsuspecting young humanity they had their eyes upon for entanglement."
Midland's rich waterfront history explored

Midland's rich waterfront history explored

The ships that once regularly visited the town have largely given way to pleasure craft
Little Lake Park's rich and storied history explored

Little Lake Park's rich and storied history explored

Thomas Duncan was one of several men responsible for the park's development.
Railway elevator played an important part in town's grain trade

Railway elevator played an important part in town's grain trade

The Midland Railway Company starting building the wooden elevator in the 1880s we learn in our first weekly historical feature