Tri-City Ledger -

By Kevin McKinley
Guest Writer 

Lost colony of the Canoe Highlands


June 28, 2018

Cover of the book, "Shadows and Dust III: Legacies"

Shrouded in the foggy shadows of our area's distant past is the long-forgotten colony known as the Canoe Highlands. The colony was apparently made up of settlers from the Mid-West and our local newspapers from the late 1800s to early 1900s gave a fleeting mention of the colony over roughly a ten-year stretch. The fate of the colony; as well as the men and women who struggled to carve it out of the wilderness, is a forgotten chapter of our past.

Perhaps the patriarch of the colony was the mysterious entrepreneur, Seth L. Baker. Baker was born in upstate New York on May 10, 1848 and settled i...

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