the yukon telephone company was here way before northwestel

This old photograph was taken probably in the late ‘40s or early ‘50s, at the comer of Second Avenue and Wood Street in Whitehorse.

This old photograph was taken probably in the late ‘40s or early ‘50s, at the comer of Second Avenue and Wood Street in Whitehorse.

It appears the staff and crew of the Yukon Telephone Company is posing in front of their Quonset warehouse.

In the distance you can see the 98 Hotel.

Originally the 98 Hotel dates back to around 1951. Before that, the building was a dance hall and later a roller skating rink.

What was the history of the Yukon Telephone Company? When did it start and end? Who owned it?

Anybody with knowledge about this company, please write: Jim Robb, The Colourful Five Per Cent Scrapbook — Can You Identify? c/o the Yukon News, 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y I A 2E4, or e-mail through the Yukon News website: www.yukon-news.com.