The above building in Dawson City is now known as Diamond Tooth Gertie’s.
Originally, it was the Arctic Brotherhood Hall Camp No. 4.
I think the old driftwood-covered building on Broadway Street in Skagway is Camp No. 1.
The above photograph appears on an old postcard. “Alaska’s greatest fraternal organization” is printed on the bottom of the postcard.
The organization no longer exists. It had a wonderful, illustrated membership scroll/wall plaque, which every member could hang up in their cabin or house.
I often think Dawson should have reopened the gambling hall as the Arctic Brotherhood Hall, and that every visitor could be issued a plaque-scroll saying they were a member of the Arctic Brotherhood.
There is a good sample of this scroll available, and I think it would have been a terrific idea.
The above postcard was published by, or for, Smith’s Bookstore, Dawson, YT.
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