Tri-City Ledger -

By Kevin McKinley
Guest Writer 

S.I. Baker and the yellow dog


July 5, 2018

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As mentioned last week, the Canoe Highlands Colony remains shrouded in the hazy memory

of our area's distant past. S.L. Baker, one of the colony's principal investor's, travelled to Chicago on a regular circuit expounding the benefits of settlement in the colony.

Baker's son, Edward, also made trips to Chicago to stir up interest as evidenced by an ad in the Chicago paper, The Inter-Ocean from January 7, 1900:

"An Ideal climate, no extremes, no blizzards no cyclones, no sunstrokes, sea breezes from the gulf all summer, cooler summers and warmer winters than in the North, water of uns...

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