by Angus McLean
Margaret Chamberlain, mother of May Chamberlain Bergstrom and Guy Chamberlain, came to the Elk Point area in 1915 or 1916. She was a very ambitious lady for the times and established her trading post in a tent on the outskirts of town. She sold many trinkets, feathers, hats, etc., to the early settlers and to the Indians in the area.
Margaret Chamberlain at her trading post, 1916, near Elk Point. Most of her trade was with the Indians