The writing on the back of the above old photograph says, “William Sime – Keno assayer and Bill Cathro.” They are standing on a porch outside an old log building bearing a sign saying, “Government Assay Office.” It’s probably in Keno. Just what time period the photograph was taken is unknown.
The photo was given to me quite a while ago; I believe it came from the late Jack Andison. Jack was a great person, a pioneer of the Keno-Mayo country.
I don’t know anything about the two gentlemen who appear in the above photo, but it is obvious they are mining-related people.
Anybody with information about these personalities, please write and share the knowledge. The people of the silver camps have many fascinating and colourful stories to tell.
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.