Good for a laugh
Dick MacKenzie - Editor
John Cole dropped off this article printed in a Fort William (Ontario) newspaper March 28, 1962. It’s part of a Sioux Lookout report submitted by Mrs. W.R. Pierce.
Some of the (Sioux Lookout) citizens are disgusted, some are furious, and some are laughing at the article which appeared in a northern Minnesota newspaper about Sioux Lookout.
Here are a few choice excerpts.
“Sioux Lookout has a population of 3000, 2500 being white people and 500 Indians. The Hudson (sic) Bay Co. still operates a trading post in the community using the original building which was erected when the King of England granted a charter to the company in 1670.
“All the whites are of British descent and talk with a decided British brogue.
“There are many automobiles in the community, all of British make, but horses and dog teams are still the most popular means of transportation.
“See the old fashioned buildings, the historical landmarks, meet these strange people who have had little contact with the outside world.”
“Sioux Lookout will be celebrating its 50th birthday this August. Surely there will be a great influx of visitors from northern Minnesota to see this strange town in the midst of a modern world.”