ITEMS - VERMILION STANDARD
Moose Ranch, Feb 9/10 - On Jan.27, 25 to 30 men met at Charles Hood's and organized a local improvement district. Some came with mules, some with horses, some on skiis, and some on oxen.
Hopkins, July 27/10 - The steamer Edmonton, due to arrive last Wednesday, July 12, has met with an accident up the river and may be unable to proceed further.
Sept. 14, 1910 - Harry and Fred Smith of Elk Point left town September 10 with supplies for a three month hunting and trapping trip into the north. They will leave the Saskatchewan in about two weeks and drive to Cold Lake whence they will proceed with pack horses to a point some 250 miles north of here. They expect to return in about one year.
Dec.21, 1910 - Charles Hood of Elk Point marketed 1000 lbs. of wool in Vermilion Saturday. Mr. Hood is an extensive sheep raiser and progressive settler. He has also recently purchased a quarter section of land (160 A) adjourning his farm for $2000.00 cash. When it is noted that the nearest railway yet is forty-five miles distance from this settlement and a river to cross by ferry as well, an idea can be obtained of relative land values.
March 22, 1911 - A small cyclone struck Elk Point Monday evening and everything that was not securely fastened was carried away.