George apparently took Amarilla and Grace with him on his trip to the East. The Brainerd Tribune of June 30, 1894 gives these accounts in the Pine River section of the Local News. There was a lot going on for the Barclays at this time.
1. George Barclay returned from the east last Sunday, accompanied by Mrs. and Miss Barclay, who will spend the summer vacation here and watch our city grow.
2. George Barclay while away visited Minneapolis, Chicago and New York City and says things are very dull.
3. George Barclay will commence building in a few days on the new town site.
4. Last week our neighbor correspondent said that George Barclay was as tickled as a boy with a new pair of shoes, as the road passed through his place, etc. But George Barclay was in Chicago at the time and knew nothing of the line and when he came home last Sunday the shoes did not fit at all. When a man has to tear down four buildings and dig a new well for thirty feet, and have his gardens torn up, I don’t think there is anything to be tickled about. Do you?
Source: The Brainerd Tribune film 1/6-12/29/1894, article dated June 30, 1894 under Local news “Pine River.” Below is the actual article.