Characters of the Kluane Lake country

The words above appear on old postcards. The writing on the card at the right says, "Meet 'Bert'-- barkeeper of the Kluane Inn, Kluane Lake, Yukon Terr., Canada." I have noticed many reference in the past to 'Bert,' whom I believe is Bert Cluett, an early

The words above appear on old postcards. The writing on the card at the right says, “Meet ‘Bert’—barkeeper of the Kluane Inn, Kluane Lake, Yukon Terr., Canada.”

I have noticed many reference in the past to ‘Bert,’ whom I believe is Bert Cluett, an early pioneer in the Yukon.

What I mean by “references” is some mention in books, photographs, etc., to him or about him.

As a matter of fact, many years ago my old friend, the late photographer Dick Magimi, took a wonderful black-and-white portrait of him.

As to the other postcard, it is attributed to “Thorson, the six-horsepower Swede. Eighty-four years old. Kluane Lake, Yukon Terr., Canada.” I haven’t seen any other references to Thorson.

Anybody with information about this subject, please write Jim Robb: The Colourful Five Per Cent Scrapbook—Can You Identify? c/o the Yukon News, 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2E4, or e-mail

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