Leslie and Hilda Simpson
While little is known of the first family to occupy the house at the Little Entrance, many stories remain of the family of Hilda and Les Simpson who took over the farm just after WW1. Built in the vernacular Cape Cod style, the house had a pitched roof, a central fireplace and an outdoor well. The house evolved as the Simpson clan grew. Stain glass, a new addition, extensive landscaping and an extension used as a store, altered the building over time. At some point a dormer was put into the south side of the roof to allow more light upstairs. Photographs from grandsons Stewart and Earl Simpson trace the changes through the cars parked outside, from the era of hand drawn cart to Model T and the big cars of the seventies. In 1966 the Simpsons sold part of their land to the Provincial government for the creation of the Caribou Munroe Park. In 1980 the Simpsons sold the house and property but retained several building lots close by. Members of the Simpson family remain in Caribou.