Michael Gates

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

The Dawson Daily News comes back to life

The life and times of the Klondike’s longest-lasting newspaper

George Patton Mackenzie: hidden in history

1,200 words don’t do George Patton Mackenzie justice

Mad trappers are a tradition in the Yukon

How one misfiring rifle changed the course of Yukon history

Magazine salesman captured the colourful Yukoners

‘He didn’t meet Klondike Kate by accident’

The remarkable voyage of the SS Newsweek Inc.

‘I told him to stick his steamboats up where the sun don’t shine’

Heritage awards honour Yukoners

The 2017 Yukon Heritage Awards, sponsored by the Yukon Historical and Museums…

The Fortymile was a dangerous river

Many miners died trying to traverse dangerous currents

The rising sun in the land of the midnight sun

Japanese brothers in Dawson ran thriving businesses despite racism

Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį opens window to the past

Book includes lessons about the relationship between First Nations and scholars who study them

History is on the move this summer

It has been a busy week. In fact, I have been practically run off my feet and still can’t keep up with every historical event that is being offered in Whitehorse.

An early trip on the Overland Trail

“We dashed through virgin forests, climbed mountains, flew around dizzying curves, and skidded along narrow cliffs until my heart was in my throat and my soul was full of thrills.”