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In which getting shot in the leg with a machine gun is described as a ‘blighty’
‘It was swell fun, the best I ever had in my life’
Others did not fare so well in love
Anything went, except for booze on Sundays and exposed female ankles
The life and times of the Klondike’s longest-lasting newspaper
1,200 words don’t do George Patton Mackenzie justice
How one misfiring rifle changed the course of Yukon history
‘He didn’t meet Klondike Kate by accident’
‘I told him to stick his steamboats up where the sun don’t shine’
The 2017 Yukon Heritage Awards, sponsored by the Yukon Historical and Museums…
Many miners died trying to traverse dangerous currents
Japanese brothers in Dawson ran thriving businesses despite racism
Book includes lessons about the relationship between First Nations and scholars who study them
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.
“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.”
William Horkan had the prestigious job of gardener at the Commissioner’s Residence, but the horticulturist whose name stands out was William Anstett, but was widely known as Chicken Billy.
When I visited the old courthouse in Dawson City this past weekend, where I had an office for 18 years as curator for Parks Canada, it was like seeing the place for the first time, and yes, I saw wonderful things.
One hundred years ago, war was the dominant topic in the minds of Yukoners as the “Great War” dragged on into its third year. Human life became an expendable commodity stalemate in the battlefields of France and Belgium.
My wife Kathy and I went on an amazing journey of discovery Thursday of last week. One minute, I was retracing the steps of a man collecting botanical specimens en route to Alaska over the Chilkoot Pass, thanks to the vivid account of Kalie Bennett of Golden Horn School. The next minute Kathy was learning about Faith Fenton, the Gold Rush journalist, from Marie Mabilog of Christ the King Elementary School.
Every year about this time, people start speculating on the break-up of the Yukon. Ice pool tickets are purchased with hopes of selecting the winning time for the ice to move in front of Dawson City.