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The Canada Yukon is a territory in northwest Canada.  It is wild, mountainous and sparsely populated. It’s known for dog sledding, hiking, salmon fishing and other outdoor pursuits.

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Klondike Gold Rush – Part 6: Dawson City

By autumn 1897, the Klondike Gold Rush was in full swing. Throughout the fall of 1897 and the winter and spring of 1898, thousands of Stampeders (as Klondike gold seekers were known) converged on Dawson City and the Klondike from many different directions. Some took the so-called "Rich Man's Route",
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Klondike Gold Rush- Part 5: Dawson Trails

In the summer of 1897, the steamboats Excelsior and Portland arrived in San Francisco and Seattle, respectively, bringing news of the Klondike Gold Rush to the Outside world. The news spread like wildfire throughout the west coast. Almost immediately, thousands of would-be prospectors from all walks of life quit their
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Klondike Gold Rush- Part 3: The Advent

On August 16, 1896, George Carmack, Keish "Skookum" Jim Mason, and "Tagish" Charlie Dawson discovered a golden bonanza on Rabbit Creek, a tiny tributary of the Klondike River. Ever since that day, Rabbit Creek has borne the name Bonanza Creek. Without telling fellow prospector Robert Henderson of their find, as
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Klondike Gold Rush- Part 1: Background

When I was growing up, my favorite poem, hands down, was The Cremation of Sam McGee, by Robert Service. If you've never had the pleasure of acquainting yourself with this fantastic poem or the man who wrote it, please allow me to fill you in. Robert William Service was a British-Canadian poet
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WIGWAM Harry Fieck

“THIS OLDTIMER WAS UNIQUE.” No better words could have been selected for Harry Fieck’s gravestone as this local legend danced to the beat of his own drum. Harry, born in Stratford, Ontario in 1900, came to the Yukon in 1941 and worked on the construction of the Alaska Highway. He
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Who are the Colorful Five Percent?

In any town world wide there is a certain percentage of the population known as the colorful five percent. They are the residents of the past and newcomers alike.  They all have something that sets them apart from the other 95 percent of the population.  Time holds no boundaries when
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