History and Folklore Summary
1930 - 1939
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Richard Beatty was chosen president of the Yorkton Agricultural and
- 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.
- 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.
- 150 unemployed petitioned Council for an open voucher system, and increased
- 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.
- 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.
- The first mechanical sewage plant was constructed at Dracup Avenue and York
- Yorkton Minor Hockey was in the limelight, when the Midgets won their first
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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
- Stephen Meush undertook the work of creating the beautiful painting of St.
Mary's dome, completing it May, 1941.