“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Durham Region, Ontario

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By Cosmos Mariner, May 28, 2022
The Founding of Pickering Marker
1 Ontario, Durham Region, Ajax — The Founding of Pickering
Between 1801 and 1807 a settlement developed here in Pickering Township where the Danforth Road crossed Duffin's Creek. Among the early settlers was Timothy Rogers, a prominent Quaker and colonizer who built a saw and grist-mill in 1809. A . . . Map (db m208413) HM
2 Ontario, Durham Region, Ajax — The Village Bell
From this site, the rich vibrant tone of this bell could be heard throughout the village. For over fifty years, beginning in 1890, the village bell announced the outbreak of fire. When the First Pickering Company of volunteer firemen was formed . . . Map (db m208430) HM
3 Ontario, Durham Region, Altona — Altona Mennonite Church
This building was constructed by pioneers who emigrated to this area from Pennsylvania in the early 1800's. Members of the congregation hauled the bricks from the Cherrywood brick-yard. Heads of local families served through the years as trustees. . . . Map (db m194577) HM
4 Ontario, Durham Region, Cannington — Cannington World War I Memorial1914-1918
(west side)Sacred to the Memory of Maj. Robert E. Wallace Pte. Horace O. Kift Pte. James J. Halward Lieut. William K. Kift Sapr. Roy C. Woodward Pte. Howard F. Mackin Pte. John H. Dawe They passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty . . . Map (db m147899) WM
5 Ontario, Durham Region, Cannington — Robert Holmes 1861-1930
Robert Holmes spent a lifetime drawing and painting Canadian wildflowers, depicting many varieties in water-colours. Holmes was born in Cannington and is buried here. After studying at the Ontario School of Art and the Royal College of Art, his . . . Map (db m147898) HM
6 Ontario, Durham Region, Leaskdale — Leaskdale Manse / Le Presbytère de Leaskdale
[English] From 1911 to 1926, this Presbyterian manse was home to Lucy Maud Montgomery, the world-famous author whose writing career was launched in Prince Edward Island. Here at Leaskdale she began her role as a wife and mother, and . . . Map (db m199578) HM
7 Ontario, Durham Region, Leaskdale — Lucy Maud Montgomery
In this house the author of “Anne of Green Gables” lived for fifteen years, and here wrote eleven of her twenty-two novels, including “Anne of the Island” (1915) and “Anne’s House of Dreams” (1916). Born in 1874 at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, . . . Map (db m199500) HM
8 Ontario, Durham Region, Oshawa — Parkwood
[English] A rare surviving example of the grand estates of the inter-war years, Parkwood consists of a richly decorated house set in 12 acres of grounds. The house, originally constructed in 1916-1917 to the designs of the Toronto . . . Map (db m208899) HM
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9 Ontario, Durham Region, Oshawa — R.S. "Sam" McLaughlin, C.C., 1871-1972
Born in nearby Enniskillen, McLaughlin apprenticed in his father's Oshawa carriage works when he was sixteen. Convinced of the potential for growth of the automobile industry, he established in 1907 the McLaughlin Motor Car Company, the first major . . . Map (db m198928) HM
10 Ontario, Durham Region, Oshawa — Robert Samuel McLaughlin(1871-1972)
[English] A famous industrialist and philanthropist, “Colonel Sam” McLaughlin was a founder of the automotive industry in Canada. Involved in the design and manufacture of carriages and sleighs for his family business, he foresaw . . . Map (db m208898) HM
11 Ontario, Durham Region, Whitby — Camp X1941 - 1946
Upper Plaque On this site British Security Co-Ordination operated Special Training School No. 103 and Hydra. S.T.S. 103 trained allied agents in the techniques of secret warfare for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) Branch of the . . . Map (db m61880) HM
12 Ontario, Durham Region, Whitby — Carnegie Public Library, 1913
James Rutledge, chairman of the Board of Education, laid the corner stone for this building on June 9, 1913. The library was funded by the Carnegie Corporation in the United States, and was officially opened by the County Clerk John E. Farewell on . . . Map (db m217981) HM
13 Ontario, Durham Region, Whitby — May Irwin, 1862-1938
A house on this site, demolished in 1971, was the childhood home of Georgina May Campbell. Under the stage name of May Irwin, she was America’s greatest vaudeville and stage comedienne from the 1880’s to the 1900’s. She is best known for an . . . Map (db m218005) HM
14 Ontario, Durham Region, Whitby — Sir John A. Macdonald, 1877
In the Royal Hotel, Canada’s first Prime Minister, as Leader of the Opposition, delivered a speech on May 2, 1877 in support of the local Conservative candidate Thomas N. Gibbs of Oshawa. The Royal Hotel, operated by James Pringle, was built in . . . Map (db m218144) HM
15 Ontario, Durham Region, Whitby — The TerraceTown of Whitby Heritage Building
The Terrace, built as a fashionable address for professionals and their offices, is probably one of the finest examples of small-town Ontario row housing still standing in the province. The Whitby Local Architectural Conservation Advisory . . . Map (db m218147) HM
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