Timeline... 1950 - 1959

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The Korean War – June 1950 – July 1953.
1954: Elvis Presley records “That’s All Right” at Sun Studios in Memphis Tennessee with Scott Moore and Bill Black.


1957: Lester Pearson wins the Nobel Peace Prize for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis.
1957: John Diefenbaker becomes the only Conservative Party Leader between 1930 and 1979 to win a National Election. He governed until 1963.


1951: Manitoba Hospital Districts formed. Ivan Scultz, Minister of Health made the expansion of hospital services a priority.

Hartney and the R.M. of Cameron


The whole area has received hydro service electric appliance make an appearance.


Hospital areas established – Hartney is part of Souris. Hospital District.
Hospital Aid Association formed – Hartney District Health auxiliary Assoc. meals on wheels.


Hartney Benevolent and Prolectric Order of Elks Lodge No. 357 established.
Past Matrons Club of Victoria Chapter Order of the Eastern Star formed.
Hartney Credit Union in town offices.


Hartney Medical Nursing Unit opens; 262 babies born here.


Hartney Elementary School built.
Mayor Peter Lougheed resigns over a dispute with council and no one stepped forward to run for the position. Hartnmey received national press as “The town where nobody wants to be mayor.” A resolution of the dispute caused Mr. Lougheed to return to the position.
Hartney–Cameron Library established on March 6.


Hartney Medical Nursing Unit opened.
Additional fire equipment purchased for the town and municipality.


Only two elevators left in Hartney.


Gala events, concerts, dinners, museum displays ag fair, to honour 75th anniversary.
Hartney (boys) rink wins Dan Davidson event.


School Divisions formed, Hartney becomes part of Souris Valley School Division.


Golf Club land turned over to town.