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2001 population: 99,182
Statistics Canada)

St. John's is in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The city is the provincial capital.

The city was named for the feast day of St. John the Baptist.

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In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first wireless signals across the Atlantic, between here and Poldhu, Cornwall.

The local economy plunged in the early 1990s with the collapse of the cod fishery, but has rebuilt through with oil production and tourism.
Ranked No. 1 among Canada's Best Cities for Business, by Canadian Business magazine, Sept-Oct 2005.
Received national attention for a December 1992 fire which raged through the city, destroying an entire block.
Filming location for 1992 movie, "The Boys of St. Vincent" and 2001 movie, "The Shipping News"
Well-known residents have included:
· Harry E. Watson, hockey player
· Brad Gushue, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (men's curling)
· Shannon Tweed, actress
· Mark Nichols, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (men's curling)
Nearby parks & recreation: Bowring Park, Pippy Park, Avalon Wilderness Reserve, Manuels River Walking Trail
Performing arts: Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist Archive & Museum, Railway Coastal Museum, Johnson Geo Centre, Newfoundland Science Centre, Cape Spear National Historic Site, Basilica Museum, Hawthorne Cottage, James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum, Lillian Stevenson Nursing Archives/Museum, Signal Hill National Historic Site, Mallard Cottage
Archives: Maritime History Archive, Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
Colleges and universities: Marine Institute, Centre for Nursing Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland
"Down below, St. John's looked like the night sky, the lights that marked the neighborhoods like constellations of stars. There was Buckmaster's Circle, Rawlin's Cross, the Upper Battery, the Lower Battery, Amherst Heights, Waterford Heights, Barter's Hill and Carter's Hill, the Hill of Chips, Monkstown, Cookstown, Rabbittown, all with their distinctive patterns of lights."
-- The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
Wayne Johnston
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 St. John's board of trade
 Downtown St. John's

Ancestry & family history
 Newfoundland and Labrador genealogy page (GenWeb)
 Canadian Genealogy Centre
 Early Canadiana Online
 Newfoundland and Labrador family search
 Upper and Lower Canada marriage bonds

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  Immigration records, 1925-1935
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  Soldiers of World War I

 Archives in St. John's include Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's, Family History Resource Centre, Maritime History Archive, Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Archives

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 Library & Archives Canada


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 Cemeteries in St. John's include Church of England Cemetery, Mount Carmel Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Cemetery

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Colleges and universities in St. John's include Memorial University of Newfoundland

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