Growing up in Canada, we didn’t have televisions or radios. News came by way of dogsled. The only way to know the weather was to stick your head outside. If you got wet then it was a sure sign it was raining.
The people up in Barkerville were far more advanced though. There was no need to ruin your perfectly coiffed hair by sticking your head out into the elements. No, no. A stick could do the job for you.
That’s some impressive technology!