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St. Anthony has a rich and vibrant history. Named in 1534 by French explorer Jacques Cartier it held a strategic location to rich fishing grounds and a haven to fishing fleets. It was later named St. Anthony Haven.
In 1892 a British doctor named Wilfred Grenfell arrived in St. Anthony and commenced building a medical system that has grown to serve the entire region of Northern Newfoundland and Labrador. Visit the following website for more information. www.grenfell-properties.com
The first Municipal Council was formed in July, 1945 and has since seen 87 people serve on various councils.
St. Anthony has had many accomplishments in development. Our marine service center, fish plant operations, small and large business development, the inclusion of the town on the Provincial power grid has all contributed to the town's development. Our most current achievement is the harbor development project which will expand our marine services.
Begin your visit at the Grenfell Interpretation Centre - and learn about the many historical attractions within St. Anthony & surrounding region.
Links: See our Historical Photo Gallery
Sports Day Lining up for Snowmobile race near Mission Wharf in late 1960's. (contributed by Alwyn Sansford)
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Also, see photos of Original 1960 Bombardier Skidoo.
History of St. Anthony
Wikipedia article - St. Anthony & History
List of Elected Officials since town incorporation (1945)
Wikipedia article - Sir Wilfred Grenfell
Grenfell Historical Society
MUN University - Grenfell Photo Collection
Time Magazine - Grenfell obituary article (1940)
Military Base History (Pine Tree Line Website)
War Memorial listing within "Canada's Historic Places"
Raleigh Historic Corporation
Take a visit to Don's Barbershop
Inshore Cod Fishery Portrayal by Francis Patey