History and Folklore Summary
1930 - 1939

1930

- The mercury dropped to 50 below zero Fahrenheit on January 8th.

- On April 10th, the first Canadian National Railway train passed through Yorkton on its way to Churchill.

- The Royal Canadian Legion founded the Ladies Auxiliary on April 22nd.

- On May 25th, Yorkton's War Memorial was erected on Darlington Street.

- THE ENTERPRISE Sept. 16th: "Famous Montreal Distiller and Former Yorkton Man is Found Not Guilty By Jury on Last Charge of "Tampering with Witnesses." This news referred to Harry Bronfman's acquittal.

- The first water tower manufactured by Horton Steel Works Limited of Brigeburg, Ontario was erected this year.

1931

- Dr. Harry Spalding Swallow opened a Chiropractic clinic in Yorkton.

- The first bus arrived in Yorkton to compete with rail passenger service.

- On March 31st, the Bank of Toronto was robbed of $3,000.00. The culprit was arrested at Fenwood on April 3rd.

1932

- This year Howard Jackson, who later became known as a local historian obtained the position of City Clerk.

- The Doukhobor Community erected 6 brick houses on Myrtle Avenue for rental purposes.

- Richard Beatty was chosen president of the Yorkton Agricultural and Exhibition Association.

1933

- In July, 363 old-timers were present at a reunion celebration in conjunction with the annual Yorkton Exhibition.

- Enthusiasts founded the Yorkton Hardball Association under the Presidency of D.R. Ball.

- Headline of YORKTON ENTERPRISE: Thurs. Aug. 10; "Each freight train brings more "rod riders."

- A coned shaped cairn was erected on July 17th on Darlington Street, in honour of Yorkton pioneers.

- An unsuccessful robbery attempt was made at the Crescent Creamery.

- Peter Veregin, prisoner at Prince Albert was taken to the Atlantic seaboard for deportation to Russia.

1934

- A Council resolution read: "That all recipients of relief be required to work for the amount of relief given."

- Jubilee Park was the place where baseball games were held.

1935

- 150 unemployed petitioned Council for an open voucher system, and increased quotas.

- There was a 10% reduction in pay to school staff. (Yorkton Enterprise Oct. 6, 1965.)

- 3 people were arrested in an unemployment strike on March 16th.

- In August, J.A.M. Patrick, King's Counsel was appointed district court judge at Moosomin, Saskatchewan.

- In October, Stan Hunter was appointed Boy Scout Commissioner.

1936

- On Feb, 5th, CJGX sold to James Richardson & Sons of Winnipeg

- B. Sachatoff presented a petition to Council signed by the unemployed protesting the City's policy to appoint a doctor for indigents.

- Council imposed a large license on big dogs.

- In March, Yorkton pioneer, Levi Beck died.

1937

- The first mechanical sewage plant was constructed at Dracup Avenue and York Road.

- Yorkton Minor Hockey was in the limelight, when the Midgets won their first Provincial Championship.

- Milk sold for 10 cents a quart, coffee cream was 22 cents a quart, and whipping cream was 45 cents a quart.

- The first advertising for EATON'S STORE appeared in the Yorkton Enterprise on August 5. (Enterprise Progress Edition Mar. 31, 1982.)

1938

- A colourful Pow-Wow took place by the Crescent Lake Indian Reserve on Sunday July 24th, as part of a joint celebration with Yorkton and area people.

1939

- Charles A. Peaker returns to the Mayor's chair and remained for 8 years.

- Construction of the new Armoury was underway when war broke out in September.

- Stephen Meush undertook the work of creating the beautiful painting of St. Mary's dome, completing it May, 1941.

 

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