Michael Gates

History Hunter: New book tells old story of nursing in the Yukon

Author Amy Wilson was a registered nurse in the Yukon from 1949 to 1951

History Hunter: Travel has been a challenge for Yukon MPs

Getting from Yukon to Ottawa was a trek

History Hunter: The old Dawson ferry and the man who built it

Over the years, I have seen many photographs where it was hard…

History Hunter: Conference to celebrate historical Yukon maps

The Yukon Historical and Museums Association (YHMA) has taken on an ambitious…

History Hunter: Is there more film buried in the Klondike?

Thousands made the arduous journey to the Klondike in 1898. Many never…

History Hunter: There was more than gold in them thar hills

With placer production and the general population of the Yukon both declining…

History Hunter: Hard rock mining on Dublin Gulch is more than a century old

Dublin Gulch was said to have been first staked by 1897

History Hunter: New book celebrates Yukon’s most colourful hotel

If the walls could talk, what tales they would tell. But the…

History Hunter: The time that Dawson City died – for a day

During the Klondike gold rush, the dance halls, saloons and theatres of…

History Hunter: New biography reveals Sam Steele’s role in Canadian history

The book is about more than his Klondike exploits.

History Hunter: Front Street Dawson was the Broadway of the North

There was a curious combination of circumstances that converged during the Klondike…

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.