on a Noose
stables were the Walkerville Jail and Police Station. There was
a huge Englishman, who was the Police Chief then. He had a huge
mustache and each year, he hung a big moose, which he had shot,
between two enormous trees, in front of the station. People and
kids flocked to see the moose hung upright.
Note: Margaret sent us a photocopy of a photo depicting this amazing
sight and we were able to track down an actual photo with the help
of staff at the Windsor Community Museum. The photo is undated but
is probably from the early 1920's. According to Margaret, the man
in the fedora was Police Chief Smith, who shot the moose and the
man in the cape was possibly the Mayor. The constable with bare
hands was Carl Foster who patrolled Walkerville for many years.
This picture was taken along Chilver Rd, showing the moose hanging
from the 2nd storey of the jail.