This is a great photograph of the first airplane to land in the Yukon territory.
It was photographed at Whitehorse on August 16th, 1920.
The photograph was taken by C.L. Bouton of the Eastman Kodak Co. of Rochester, New York.
The late Archie Gillespie certainly was an avid airplane buff, who at one time was the editor and writer of the Mayo Miner Newspaper in the 1920s and 1930s, and maybe later.
In his newspaper, he had a very interesting column called Planes and Pilots. He was quite an expert on the subject of early aviation of the territory.
He wrote about the coming and going of planes and pilots.
Also, he wrote a very interesting account of the first group of planes arriving in the territory in 1920. They were US Army planes, I believe.
I will print his account sometime in the future; it’s probably too long for the Colourful Five Per Cent columns.
Archie wrote the story for me, along with quite a few others on different subjects.
He was a good friend; I miss people like him.
Anyone 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,
or e-mail through the News website, www.yukon-news.com.