This is a flood in Mayo, probably in 1936.
Does anyone out there know the year for sure?
It would be quite interesting to know who ran the cafe in the photo above. It was taken by William Hare, of Mayo.
The silver camps drew many interesting individuals. My good friend, the late Archie Gillespie, had a small but unique newspaper there in the 1930s, and maybe before that. It was called The Mayo Miner, The Sentinel of the Yukon Silverfields and was devoted to the interests of Mayo, Keno, Galena and the surrounding silver district.
Mayo’s home newspaper cost $1 a month and was $5 for three months (when paid in advance).
Archie used to keep track of the comings and goings of everything that was news, especially visiting planes and pilots. As a matter of fact he had a column called Planes and Pilots. Another page featured Silver Personalities of the Week.
Archie’s paper was great at promoting sports, especially boxing when the locals were involved.
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, Y1A 2E4, or e-mail through the News website, www.yukon-news.com.