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Reader's View: Erect monument to outdoors icon Cook

It was with sadness that I read in the April 22 News Tribune of the retirement of Sam Cook as our connection to the outdoors.

If asked the things I like most about living in Duluth, they are the lake, the outdoors, and longtime News Tribune outdoors writer Sam Cook.

Our digitized younger generations have lost the enjoyment of such tangible treasures as a file folder of Sam's warm and touching stories, always a wonderful to re-read.

All of us who have been fortunate enough to meet Sam can attest to how kind and endearing he is.

I hope a monument will be dedicated to Sam, as was done for Joe Gomer, to immortalize a man who is an icon to so many of us.

Maury Strand