Self-guided historical cemetery tour highlights stories of community’s pioneers
Tim Brody - Editor
Community members and visitors to town for Sioux Lookout’s 38th Blueberry Festival had an opportunity to discover Sioux Lookout’s roots and learn more about the people who helped shape the community.
Presented by the Sioux Lookout Genealogy and History Club and the Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival, 10 stories of Sioux Lookout’s pioneers were highlighted through a self-guided historical cemetery tour.
People were invited to pick up a copy of the tour booklet at the Travel Information Centre. Each story corresponded to a marked gravesite, which people were able to visit.
Sioux Lookout Genealogy and History Club member Vera Kameda-Lacroix said the club went through stories presented in years’ past for this year’s selections.
“The way we chose was trying to pick beginning pioneers who also still have family here,” she said.
“We’ve got lots of stories already, but that doesn’t mean we’re not open to doing more,” she added.
“The history of Sioux Lookout and the connections of the families to the history of Sioux Lookout, those are really pieces that wherever we can continue to gather that, we’re interested in doing that,” she concluded.
People can find the Sioux Lookout Genealogy & History Club on Facebook.