Bits of History

Sometimes you find a little piece of history tucked inside another piece of history.  This postcard came out of an Eastlake buffet/server that I purchased in Cookstown, Ontario.  It had gotten stuck underneath one of the drawers and I didn't find it until I was moving it to Hamilton.  

Originally called 'Love's Corner', the town was renamed in the early 1900s to Temperanceville as one part of five different temperance societies.  The United Church still stands on the corner of King Rd. and Bathurst St. in the regional municipality of York.

Though it once boasted a Post Office, General Store, a Market and several businesses, the town of Temperance is now experiencing large development and history is being left behind.  I'm glad I found the postcard before it too was lost.

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