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Gambo

Gambo is a town in northeastern Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is in Division No. 7 on Freshwater Bay. According to the 2001 Statistics Canada Census: Population: 2,084% Change (1996-2001): approx. -10.9Dwellings: 859Area (km².): 92.07Density (persons per km².): 22.6It is the closest town to Mint Brook - the birthplace of Joey Smallwood, former Premier of Newfoundland and last father of confederation. It is located 47km from Gander Airport and 303km from St. John's.HistoryThe first steam driven saw mill in Newfoundland was established here. The first way office was established in 1882 under Waymaster Simeon Osmond. In 1964 the three separate communities of Dark Cove, Middle Brook, and Gambo were incorporated as one town known as Dark Cove-Middle Brook-Gambo. In 1980 the town officially changed its name to Gambo.TourismGambo is known for its Smallwood Days and its Loggers' Sports Festival. One of the most important sights is the Logger's Memorial Park.
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