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Appendix E: Timeline: Saskatchewan and Radio History

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1900

radio: - December 23 - Canadian-born Reginald Fessenden makes first broadcast of the human voice via radio waves.

1901

SK - Territorial Grain Association formed – would become the Saskatchewan Grain Growers’ Association in 1905. In 1926, it was taken over by the United Farmers of Canada, Saskatchewan Section.

1903

SK - Moose Jaw and Regina incorporated - The Barr Colonists, 2000 English settlers, arrive to settle near Lloydminster.

1904

SK - 1904 - Prince Albert incorporated - Douglas, Thomas Clement born at Falkirk, Scotland 20 October, 1904 (d. 1986). - Beaupré dies of pneumonia while performing at the World’s Fair in St. Louis.

1905

SK – September 1st - Saskatchewan Act creates the province of Saskatchewan. - Premier Walter Scott, Liberal, 1905-1916

1906

SK - Saskatoon incorporated - Women’s suffrage debate starring Mrs. McNaughton reported on in Saskatoon.

1910 to the mid-1920s Radio: (USA) - individual and corporate transmitters bloom everywhere - people, newspapers, stores all get in on the action (Greenfield 2).

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    The Radio Corporation of America, RCA, was created by the rulers of

wireless, Westinghouse, General Electric, AT&T, and Columbia Fruit, to market receivers to American market (Greenfield 2).

1911

SK - Saskatchewan Co-operative Elevator Company (SCECo) - Homemakers' Clubs of Saskatchewan hold the First Convention of Saskatchewan Women in Regina. - Tom Sukanen homesteads in the Macrorie-Birsay region.

1912

Radio SK – Saskatchewan’s first registered amateur radio club – Saskatoon.

1913

SK - North Battleford and Weyburn incorporated.

1914

SK - Swift Current incorporated.

1916

SK - Premier William Martin, Liberal, 1916-1922 - Women’s suffrage granted in Saskatchewan.

1917

SK - United Grain Growers Ltd. born of marriage between the Grain Growers’ Grain Company and the Alberta Farmer’s Co-operative Elevator Company.

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