Folklore of the Name Sault Ste. Marie


We are frequently amused with the various ways in which the name of our town [Sault Ste. Marie] is orthographied on papers and letters. By the last mail we received an exchange directed to the "Journal, Susan Mary," and it is often "Sue," without "Cynthia," — in fact every change from "Susannah," "Suky," "Susan," "Sue," is rung on this word, merely, as we suppose, for our amusement; but we will never forgive the person who lately profaned out place's Sainted name, by writing in large plain letters, "Sue, Sal. Mary"!!

Source: Lake Superior Journal June 19, 1850.