1816 - 1899Massachusetts 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.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 334238 N 4687932|
|Decimal Degrees||42.32600000, -83.01178333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 19.56', W 83° 0.707'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 19' 33.60" N, 83° 0' 42.42" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1950 Riverside Dr E, Windsor ON 53704, CA|
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