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Geraldton 50th Anniversary Committee : 1937 – 1947
This book is dedicated to the many citizens of Geraldton who so often have said “The Right Way, The Wrong Way, and The Geraldton Way.”
By Ginger Ball, Chairperson of Book Committee[,] Tom Currie, Myra Korkola, Marylin Power, Marilyn McMahon[,] and Chuck Jones[,] Committee members
Published by [blank space]
With assistance from Ontario Arts Council [Ed. Note – The OAC never contributed to the eventual publication.]
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[SOURCES] FOR THIS BOOK INCLUDE:
Files of the Town Office, Geraldton.
Various data, Geraldton Centennial Library.
Records, Mary J. Black (sic), Thunder Bay.
Issues of Geraldton [Newspapers].
Scrap Books of articles from The Times Journal, The News Chronicle, The Times News, all from Thunder Bay.
Pictures and negatives of the Late (sic) Harry Fisher[.]
Pictures purchased from the late E.C. Everett, Nipigon.
Pictures from Ginger Ball’s Collection.
Pictures loaned by many people for use in the book.
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This book is dedicated to the many people, who, over the years,
have said, The Right Way, The Wrong Way , and The Geraldton Way.
This saying probably comes from the fact that Geraldton
has always been short of funding. The residential taxes collected
are higher than the business taxes. There has never been
an [adequate] tax base, because the mines were all outside the
town boundaries, and paid no municipal taxes.
[As] long as there was even one mine operating the town did
receive a mining community grant from the Provincial Government.
Once the last mine closed the mining tax was phased out
over a [3-year] period.
The lack of taxes have made it necessary for the Mayor
and Councillors of the day to journey to Toronto and sometimes
Ottawa seeking grant money, to further the interests of the
municipality. Thus we have to do things The Geraldton Way [with]
very little money and a lot of ingenuity.
Members of the History Book Committee are Ginger Ball, Tom Currie,
Myra Korkola, Marylin Power, Marilyn McMahon, Chuck Jones,
[Hillary] Skene, and Ren Craig.