Fast History Facts


Above: Sod turning for the Fish Plant

December 18, 1951Date of Incorporation
19511st Town budget – $8,000.00
19511st Poll Tax – $5.00/Year
March 10, 19511st Mayor – Dr. Chester Harris
March 10, 19521st Municipal Election
19541st Town Office
November 24, 19541st Public Library opened
19551st bridge connecting Little Bay north and South was constructed
19551st Sea Cadet Corp started
August 24, 1956Construction started on Canning Bridge
1959Electricity arrived
September 1959Canning Bridge opened
1959Holy Name of Mary Regional School opened
19591st Garbage Collection
19611st Fire Chief – Alex Stapleton
June 25, 1962C.H.C.M. Radio Station opened
1962Telephone lines installed
19631st Telephone Office opened
March 9, 1965Ward System abolished, Marystown North and South merge
19661st Town Manager – Arthur Colbourne
19661st Recreation Director – Terry Mallay
19661st Water Supply
1966Marystown Shipyard, construction started
1966Fish Plant, construction started
August 23, 1966Mooring Cove joins Marystown
November 8, 1966Little Bay joins Marystown
April 11, 1967Creston North joins Marystown
June 3, 1967Creston South joins Marystown
October 19671st Fire Truck
1967Marystown Shipyard opened
1967Fish Plant opened
19671st pavement between Marystown and Burin, starting at Canning Bridge
July 1, 1968Centennial Field opened by visiting NHL Star Marcel Pronovost
June 20, 19681st Marystown Sports Commission elected
September 30, 19691st Tax Deadline established
19691st motel opened, Motel Mortier
1969Marystown Mall opened
1970Swimming Pool opened
19701st newspaper published in Marystown
December 1972Memorial Library opened
September 1972Marystown Central High School opened
1974Little League Ball Park opened
December 26, 1975Marystown Arena opened
1976Our Lady of Mary Monument erected
May 9, 1977Ministerial Order allowing separate election of Mayor
1978Kinsmen Softball Field opened
1979Peninsula Mall opened
1979Ville Marie Swimming Pool, first indoor pool, opened
1980Track & Field completed
November 11, 1980War Memorial unveiled
19811st traffic lights (McGettigan Boulevard/Columbia Drive/Penney Street)
1982Elementary School opened
1984Town Garage constructed
1985Cow Head Facility constructed
1988Municipal Waste Disposal Site opened
April 3, 1986RCMP Detachment opened
1988Creston Causeway constructed
1988Little Bay Bridge
1989Creston Causeway
19911st Come Home Year Celebration
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