Joey Smallwood became the first Premier of Newfoundland and served until 1972.
As premier, he vigorously promoted economic development, championed the welfare state, and emphasized modernization of education and transportation.
From CBC Newfoundland archives: when Fidel Castro gave his first interview outside of Cuba in 1973, it happened at the request of Joey Smallwood. The late CBC reporter Ken Meeker was there; he tells the story about the two men chatting at Gander International Airport.
Gambo is a town in northeastern Newfoundland on Freshwater Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. The first way office was established in 1882.