1940- Residents of Port St. Joe and the entire nation begin paying a rearmament tax on motor vehicles, cigarettes, alcohol, and movie tickets.

1951- No one in Gulf County is on the books for receiving unemployment compensation.

1963- The city of Port St. Joe turns 50.

1971- Construction begins on Shark Stadium.

1984- A public hearing is held to discuss scallop harvesting. At the time there were little to no controls in place.