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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 1: Background

Back to The Klondike Gold Rush.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
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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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Whitehorse Skyscrapers

Martin Berrigan arrived in the Yukon during the height of the Klondike Gold Rush.  He worked the big gold dredges, a job which demanded a great deal of physical strength and stamina. After a number of years of mining, Martin began to feel run down and is reported to have
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The Princess Sophia Shipwreck

At 10 PM, October 23, 1918, the Canadian Pacific passenger ship, the SS Princess Sophia left port at Scagway, Alaska with 298 passengers, men, women and children, largely from Dawson City, Yukon, and a crew of 65.  The ship was a steel passenger liner and was part of service fleet of
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Klondike Kate Ryan

Klondike Kate Ryan was not a dance-hall entertainer as her name might suggest or as Pierre Berton describes in his book "Klondike".  She was, rather, a Northern frontier heroine and a large contributor to the development of our Canada.  Born Katherine Ryan on August 20, 1869 in Johnville, NB, she
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The Lost Patrol

The Northwest Mounted Police began in 1904 to dispatch patrols to the high north to keep the law in the new frontier and to protect Canadian interests. Dog sled patrols over the frozen north were a new facet of Mounted Police life as the Force established remote outposts and began
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