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So God Made a Farmer

Since Dodge Ram’s use of Paul Harvey’s speech in their Super Bowl ad has caused such a flurry, I thought I’d investigate the speech. Originally read to a gathering of the Future Farmers of America in 1978, Harvey’s speech was … Continue reading

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Bell Family Information Requested

The SL History blog received the following contact from Sue Visser at genealgal2@execulink.com Hello. I’m trying to find information about Donald and Mary (McCannel) Bell and children Flora and Katie who emigrated to Shoal Lake from the Isle of Islay, Argyll, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Thank you everyone who contributed to and visited the SL History blog in 2012. I wish you a safe and warm New Year’s Eve and nothing but blue skies, green lights and fresh coffee in 2013. Reid Dickie

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New Feature: World Map Visitor Source

Reid Dickie The flat map of the world on the top right of Home page shows the countries where people have come from to check out the SL History blog. It updates automatically. Supplied by Revolver Maps.

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Bill Lewycky Memorial

Bill Lewycky was an astute businessman who, along with his family, contributed to the town for over forty years. He was Shoal Lake’s mayor from 1981 to 1989. Recently Bill passed away and his sons, Dennis and Terry, and grandson, Kutwa, assembled … Continue reading

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Who in the World Is Interested in Shoal Lake?

Reid Dickie Turns out, lots of people from most every continent! One of the statistics that WordPress supplies to bloggers breaks down visits to the SL History blog by country. With the blog now approaching 8000 hits, I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading

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Regarding Cemeteries Page

At the request of the Shoal Lake History Book Committee, I have removed the cemeteries listing from the blog. My apologies to the committee for not contacting them first. The information about all the cemeteries in Shoal Lake can be found in … Continue reading

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Request for Information on Krawczuk, Kilimnik, Weselak Relatives

UPDATE: This blog is working! Seven hours after the post below went up, Susan sent this response: Thank you, I believe this Anthony to be my Anthony’s uncle, and the brother John mentioned would be his father. Thank you again … Continue reading

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Menzies Family Information

I received this email with information on Douglas Menzies from Ian Menzies at ianmmenzies@gmail.com Thanks Ian. I was able to dig up a bit in on of my father’s family trees: Douglas William (1919 – 1977) was the first child of … Continue reading

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Art Moderne Texaco Station Update

Reid Dickie Nothing says turn up the tunes, point her toward the vanishing point and step on it like an old Texaco filling station! Previously I have posted about the Art Moderne Texaco filling station in my hometown in western … Continue reading

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