History Hunter

History Hunter: The misfortune of ‘Hard Luck’ Harper

The story of “The Father of the Yukon,” Arthur Harper

History Hunter: It was Klondike Kate vs. Klondike Kate on TV

I think that Falber should stick to acting and storytelling, and leave Yukon history alone.

History Hunter: Early Yukon auto trek was a publicity stunt

Percival and Brown planned to become the first party in an automobile to cross the Arctic Circle

  • Nov 1, 2018

History Hunter: A tribute to the Palace Grand Theatre

It was the best designed and most pretentious of all the theatres in Dawson City

The war book that Robert Service never wrote

‘No more war. Not in my lifetime. Curse the memory of it’

How a Dawson schoolboy became a war hero

‘It was swell fun, the best I ever had in my life’

Some women won the marriage lottery in the Klondike

Others did not fare so well in love

Front Street in Dawson City was a Klondike Broadway

Anything went, except for booze on Sundays and exposed female ankles

The Dawson Daily News comes back to life

The life and times of the Klondike’s longest-lasting newspaper

George Patton Mackenzie: hidden in history

1,200 words don’t do George Patton Mackenzie justice

Mad trappers are a tradition in the Yukon

How one misfiring rifle changed the course of Yukon history

The Dawson City ice guessing pool goes back to Gold Rush days

Breakup also used to be how Dawson got rid of its sewage and trash, which is gross

  • May 3, 2018

Magazine salesman captured the colourful Yukoners

‘He didn’t meet Klondike Kate by accident’

The remarkable voyage of the SS Newsweek Inc.

‘I told him to stick his steamboats up where the sun don’t shine’

Post-War Whitehorse heralded dramatic change

I am always seeking to learn more about the history of Whitehorse.…

  • Mar 8, 2018

Heritage awards honour Yukoners

The 2017 Yukon Heritage Awards, sponsored by the Yukon Historical and Museums…

Yukon war memorial hidden in Vancouver

A dramatic and beautiful memorial to the fallen of World War I is not well known to Yukoners today

  • Feb 22, 2018

The Fortymile was a dangerous river

Many miners died trying to traverse dangerous currents

The rising sun in the land of the midnight sun

Japanese brothers in Dawson ran thriving businesses despite racism

Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį opens window to the past

Book includes lessons about the relationship between First Nations and scholars who study them