41 Temperance St.
Ontario Tourism Region : York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters
Description From Owner:
- Pop. 219. Part of the Town of Newcastle, Reg. Mun. of Durham, on C. Rd. 14, 13 km NW of Bowmanville.
- The post office was established in 1852. The first name suggested for the post office was Mount Hope. Since another settlement was already using that name, another had to be chosen.
- Most settlers in the west end of the village were originally from County Tyrone in Ireland and favoured that name; those settlers at the east end were mainly from Devon in Cornwall, England, and preferred the name Devon.
- The matter was resolved with a cricket match which the west -enders won. Robert McLaughlin (1836-1921) was born on a farm near Tyrone.
- He was a self-taught craftsman of exceptional skill and established the McLaughlin Carriage Works, which became the largest carriage works in the British Empire.
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