Letters & Opinions/history Hunter

Hard travel over the Yukon’s winter trails

The overland trip to Dawson City today is a cakewalk compared to a century ago

  • Dec 14th, 2017

Celebrating 40 years of celebrating Yukon’s history

This year the Yukon Historical and Museums Association marks a major milestone

  • Dec 7th, 2017

New Gold Rush novel full of historical hogwash

No Time To Bury Them undermines its own authenticity with goofy gunfights

  • Nov 30th, 2017

Let’s all celebrate Joe Boyle’s birthday

He financed a machine gun unit for WWI, escaped Russia and befreinded the queen of Romania

  • Nov 9th, 2017

Remembering the fallen of World War I

For Yukoners, the end of the war was a complicated affair

  • Nov 2nd, 2017
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Yukon Women and the vote, Part 2

How the temperance movement mobilized the push for women’s suffrage

  • Oct 26th, 2017

Klondike theatres part 3: 1899-1900

Dawson City’s theatre scene was hot — and sometimes literally on fire

  • Sep 28th, 2017

Whitehorse had growing pains in 1901

There’s a reason why you’ve never heard of Closeleigh

  • Sep 21st, 2017

History hunters from down under visit the Klondike

Following in the footsteps of Gold Rush-era relatives

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Remembering four Yukoners killed in the First World War

Four brave Yukon soldiers were killed 99 years ago

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Theatres of the Yukon’s Klondike Gold Rush, Part 2: 1898

The character of the gold rush city became one of rapid growth and wild excess

  • Aug 31st, 2017

Origin of the Ballad of the Ice-Worm Cocktail uncovered

Actually, it was spaghetti

  • Aug 24th, 2017

New book reveals story of black regiment on Alaska Highway

We Fought The Road sheds some light upon hidden chapter of the Alcan story

  • Aug 3rd, 2017

Frank ‘Paddy’ Slavin: The ‘Sydney Cornstalk’

The champion boxer fought everywhere from New Zealand to England to the Klondike

  • Jul 27th, 2017

The bishop, the madman, and murder

In 1886, four men left Victoria, B.C. for the Yukon. Within months, one of them would be dead

  • Jul 20th, 2017

Kluane country is filled with history — and memories

The Alaska Highway route was a feat of engineering — and a profound injustice

  • Jul 13th, 2017

History is on the move this summer

I have been practically run off my feet and still can’t keep up with every historical event.

  • Jun 27th, 2017

‘When the legend becomes the truth, print the legend’

Many Klondike scribes didn’t mind taking liberties with the truth

  • Jun 23rd, 2017