Michael Gates

History Hunter: Annual transportation honours handed out to Yukoners

Nearly 100 people attended a celebration at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre…

History Hunter: The Dublin Gulch story: Part two

Despite depopulation during World War I, 14 men were reported still engaged…

History Hunter: The Remarkable story of Hugh Day

The Day brothers were an integral part of the early prospecting in the pre-Klondike Yukon valley.

History Hunter: When was the first recorded river break-up?

Well, it’s that time of year again. The Yukon is exposed to…

HISTORY HUNTER: Children in Klondike theatre

Marjorie Rambeau was a stage prodigy, who started her career in Nome when she was just 12 years old

History Hunter: Two little girls linked to a tragic tale

The amazing story of two girls who lived in Dawson in the early days.

History Hunter: Heritage awards honour Yukoners

The week of February 18-23 is designated as Heritage Week across the…

History Hunter: Mining on Dublin Gulch has a long history

A new gold mine is being developed north of Mayo that will…

History Hunter: A new book focuses on the Alaska Highway

The new book is titled Signposts and Promises: Canada and the Alaska Highway.

History Hunter: The misfortune of ‘Hard Luck’ Harper

The story of “The Father of the Yukon,” Arthur Harper

History Hunter: It was Klondike Kate vs. Klondike Kate on TV

I think that Falber should stick to acting and storytelling, and leave Yukon history alone.

History Hunter: New book honours fallen Yukoners of World War I

The book introduces the story of Yukon’s wartime involvement and describes heroic contributions

History Hunter: A tribute to the Palace Grand Theatre

It was the best designed and most pretentious of all the theatres in Dawson City

HISTORY HUNTER: Paying Homage to the Yukon fallen of World War I

Yukon soldiers are buried in more than 50 cemeteries on four continents

Musings from a history hunter abroad

After touring England, France and Belgium, Michael Gates ‘bumping into history’ everywhere he turned

The war book that Robert Service never wrote

‘No more war. Not in my lifetime. Curse the memory of it’

Yukoners fought at the battle of Amiens

In which getting shot in the leg with a machine gun is described as a ‘blighty’

How a Dawson schoolboy became a war hero

‘It was swell fun, the best I ever had in my life’

Some women won the marriage lottery in the Klondike

Others did not fare so well in love

Front Street in Dawson City was a Klondike Broadway

Anything went, except for booze on Sundays and exposed female ankles