You wrote; "Am intrigued with a bit of ND History about
the arrivial in 1880 of John Sutherland Sinclair, the 17th Earl of Caithness
to Lakota ND. from Thurso, Scotland.
You know, I came upon
that bit of curious information about the 17th Earl a couple years ago
and have felt that there might be a real story there. Thanks for bringing it
up again. Could ND be more enticing than Caithness? Couldn't be in the
winter. I think that I remember that during the early 1880's there
were mild winters and wet enough summers that NE and I suppose the Dakotas
looked pretty good to people. I had a lot of people leave WI for NE
then came some horrible winters when the ranchers were wiped out.
Again PBS has given us a series about the west that told about that. I
remember the piles of frozen carcasses.
Did the Earl
remain? Are there descendant of his out there? Here again we are
back to ND as was Rollo's statue. Did the Earl's descendants take part
in the ND commemorative events in 1912? What was the status of the
Wm. St. Clair