History of St. Saviour's, Orono, Ontario


Compiled by Grace Haldenby


In the spring of 1901 Mrs. Stewart had a choir picnic at her home on the sixth line. In the fall of that year a Harvest Thanksgiving service was mentioned.

In 1909 the Canadian Northern gave notice of an application to parliament for an extension of time to begin work on a number of their proposed branch lines, the one through Durham County being included. By 1910 Orono became a railroad town. So many construction workers, mostly Italian and Syrian, came in that accommodations were running out and they were temporarily sheltered in the fire hall until tents could be put up. Telephone lines were being organized as fast as there were the necessary numbers of subscribers (20). The first delivery of mail on the rural mail route was made in 1910.

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