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nov 3 2021

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Nov. 3, 2021.

  • Nov 3, 2021
nov 3 2021
The theatres and dance halls of Dawson, unlike the Hollywood portrayal, were quite strait-laced. The dance hall girls wore long dresses and high-necked blouses with sleeves down to the wrist. Everything shut down on Sunday, and the Mounties quickly put risque performances out of action. Can-can dancing came to Dawson decades later. (Illustration/Tappan Adney)

History Hunter: The Yukon had its own Broadway – for a while

When gold was discovered in the Klondike, the quantities that were taken…

The theatres and dance halls of Dawson, unlike the Hollywood portrayal, were quite strait-laced. The dance hall girls wore long dresses and high-necked blouses with sleeves down to the wrist. Everything shut down on Sunday, and the Mounties quickly put risque performances out of action. Can-can dancing came to Dawson decades later. (Illustration/Tappan Adney)
oct 29 2021

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Oct. 29, 2021.

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oct 29 2021
oct 27 2021

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Oct. 27, 2021.

  • Oct 27, 2021
oct 27 2021
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Housing crisis sparks building boom, but is it enough?

Yukon home builders are responding to the price signals coming out of…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
oct 22 2021

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Wyatt’s World for Oct. 22, 2021.

  • Oct 22, 2021
oct 22 2021
oct 20 2021

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Oct. 20, 2021.

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oct 20 2021
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: The missing 1,100

Navigating COVID-19 continues to be like skiing crud with fogged goggles. The…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
oct 15 2021

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Oct. 15, 2021.

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oct 15 2021
oct 13 2021

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Oct. 13, 2021.

  • Oct 13, 2021
oct 13 2021
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Canola to your furnace’s rescue?

Like the Faro mine, your environmentally-challenged oil furnace will be surprised to…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Postcards come in many forms, shapes and sizes. Collector Dave Bouquot is shown here with one of the giant postcards from his collection. (Michael Gates/Yukon News)

History Hunter: The Yukon exposition that never was

My wife Kathy and I have assembled a small assortment of Yukon-related…

Postcards come in many forms, shapes and sizes. Collector Dave Bouquot is shown here with one of the giant postcards from his collection. (Michael Gates/Yukon News)
oct 8 2021

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Oct. 8, 2021.

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oct 8 2021
oct 6 2021

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Oct. 6, 2021.

  • Oct 6, 2021
oct 6 2021
Australian boxer Frank Slavin, known as “The Sydney Cornstalk,” had been the top boxer in the Yukon for several years, until he was challenged, and defeated by American Nick Burley in April of 1902. Burley knocked out Slavin in a 1907 re-match in Victoria, B.C. (Klondike Nugget April 24, 1902)

History Hunter: Early day boxing was big in the Klondike

My files are swelling with accounts of boxing in the Yukon, going…

Australian boxer Frank Slavin, known as “The Sydney Cornstalk,” had been the top boxer in the Yukon for several years, until he was challenged, and defeated by American Nick Burley in April of 1902. Burley knocked out Slavin in a 1907 re-match in Victoria, B.C. (Klondike Nugget April 24, 1902)
oct 1 2021

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Oct. 1, 2021.

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oct 1 2021
sept 29 2021

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Sept. 29, 2021.

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sept 29 2021
SEPT 24 2021

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Sept. 24, 2021.

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SEPT 24 2021
sept 22 2021

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Sept. 22, 2021.

  • Sep 22, 2021
sept 22 2021
The facade of the restored Globe Theatre features a replica of the original sign that was once mounted over the entrance.(Michael Gates/Yukon News)

HISTORY HUNTER: The Historic Globe Theatre is alive and well in Atlin

I was invited to give a reading at the Globe Theatre in…

The facade of the restored Globe Theatre features a replica of the original sign that was once mounted over the entrance.(Michael Gates/Yukon News)