August 29, 2010

Dawson City, Bonanza Creek, Gold Dredge No 4


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Klondike Kate's restaurant and cabins

An authentic old establishment, Klondike Kate's is now a restaurant (my recommendation on where to eat in Dawson)

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 64.063 N -139.4296 W
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The Danoja Zho Cultural Centre

Danoja Zho Cultural Centre on the Yukon River in Dawson

on the banks of the Yukon River in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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Paddle-wheel river steamer SS Keno next to the Yukon River levee

The historic riverboat SS Keno is drydocked behind the Yukon River levee

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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Historic river steamer SS Keno on the Yukon riverfront

Next to the historic riverboat SS Keno is the Canadian Bank of Commerce where Robert Service worked

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

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The Canadian Bank of Commerce where poet Robert Service worked in 1908

The Canadian Bank of Commerce, badly in need of renovation, is where Robert Service worked while writing his fampus poems about the Yukon

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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Front Street, parallel to the Yukon River

Front Street parallels the river and contains both genuine historic buildings and new ones in the old style

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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Tour Bus in Dawson

Remote as it is, Dawson City draws a huge amount of tourism, mostly arriving by bus, and many direct from cruise ships

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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The Downtown Hotel, home of the infamous "sour-toe cocktail"

The Downtown Hotel is the home of the infamous "sour toe cocktail", a mummified human toe in your drink

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 64.0621 N -139.4336 W
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The Gold Rush Campground RV Park in Dawson City

The Gold Rush Campground and RV Park, in the middle of town

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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Coordinates: 64.0631 N -139.4255 W
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The Dawson Library and School

Gambling revenues have been put to good use in the public buildings of Dawson, such as this school and library, modern buildings that harmonize with the surrounding historical structures

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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Coordinates: 64.0606 N -139.4295 W
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Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall

Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall, a casino and nightclub, has generated much of the revenue used to renovate historic buildings in Dawson

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 64.0616 N -139.43 W
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The Dawson Daily News building

The Dawson Daily News building, a treasure trove of historic materials about Gold Rush days in the Yukon

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 64.0625 N -139.4304 W
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Klondike Kate's Cabins, where I spent two nights

In addition to the restaurant Klondike Kate's has environmentally friendly cabins for rent

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 64.0631 N -139.4281 W
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Picturesquely leaning buildings in Dawson City

Most historic structures in Dawson have been renovated, but these two have been allowed to lean picturesquely as they settle into the permafrost

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 64.0601 N -139.4343 W
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The slowly collapsing Guns and Ammo Building

One of several old buildings allowed to settle into the permafrost, the Guns and Ammo building may be close to final collapse

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 64.0585 N -139.437 W
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The cabin where Robert Service lived and wrote from 1908 to 1912

The log cabin where Robert Service lived

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 64.0554 N -139.4308 W
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A reconstructed version of Jack London's Klondike Gold Rush cabin

A cabin built from pieces of what may have been Jack London's cabin near Dawson, a twin to this stands in his home town of Oakland, California

on Jack London Square in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 64.0552 N -139.4321 W
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Gold Dredge Number 4, viewed from the Parks Canada office

Gold Dredge Number 4, its renovation nearing completion, is now a National Historic Site of Canada

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 63.9432 N -139.3353 W
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Electric motors and cable reels inside Gold Dredge Number 4

Tours of Gold Dredge Number 4 take one inside this huge machine

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 63.9435 N -139.3348 W
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The stacker on the stern of Gold Dredge Number 4

Looking out the back of the dredge at the stacker, which swung back and forth disposing of the washed gravels

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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Electric motors and gears inside Gold Dredge Number 4

The huge gold dredges ran on electricty, with many large electric motors, gears and pulleys

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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The control room at Gold Dredge Number 4

The control room of Gold Dredge Number 4, with huge levers, rheostats, and radiators to disperse excess heat

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 63.9435 N -139.3348 W
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The rotating trommel inside Gold Dredge Number 4

The trommel is a huge rotating screen that separates coarse material from fine and begins the process of sifting it for gold

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 63.9435 N -139.3348 W
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Sluice boxes inside Gold Dredge Number 4

It was in the sluice boxes or shaker trays that the gold was separated from the sand and gravel

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 63.9435 N -139.3348 W
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Parks Canada guide Sue Taylor inside Gold Dredge Number 4

Parks Canada interpreter Sue Taylor showed me around Gold Dredge Number 4

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 63.9435 N -139.3348 W
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The bucketline on Gold Dredge Number 4

The bucketline that dug up the earth and brought it into the dredge, still under renovation

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 63.9435 N -139.3348 W
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Gold Dredge Number 4, still undergoing restoration

Built in 1913 and abandoned when it stopped being profitable in 1959, Gold Dredge Number 4 was adopted by Parks Canada

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 63.9432 N -139.334 W
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Bonanza Creek discovery site

Parks Canada helps us to visualize the discovery of gold on Bonanza Creek in 1896 with cutout figures show George Carmack, Dawson Charlie, and Skookum Jim

on Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 63.9278 N -139.3239 W
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The Klondike gold discovery site on Bonanza Creek

At this location George Carmack, Skookum Jim, and Tagish Charley discovered gold in August 1896, setting off the great "Stampede" of 1898

south of Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 63.9276 N -139.3232 W
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A small placer mine on Bonanza Creek

Many small claims along Bonanza Creek continue to be mined, often with improvised equipment

south of Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 63.9531 N -139.3431 W
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Dredge tailings on Bonanza Creek

Regularly ridged piles of cobbles mark the path of a gold dredge, as here at Sourdough Gulch on Baonanza Creek

south of Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 63.9958 N -139.363 W
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Looking down on Dawson City from Midnight Dome

Overlooking Dawson City, Bonanza Creek and the Klondike and Yukon Rivers from the top of Midnight Dome

northeast of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 64.0677 N -139.3976 W
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The bench at the summit of Midnight Dome

From the top of Midnight Dome on the summer solstice there is "almost" midnight sun

northeast of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 64.0681 N -139.3967 W
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The Commisioner's Residence in Dawson City

The Commissioners Residence, an elegant official building on Front Street

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 64.0584 N -139.4397 W
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The Westmark Inn in Dawson

New buildings in Dawson must harmonize with the old ones, but the style of the Westmark Inn seems more mocking than sincere

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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coordinates: 64.0589 N -139.4324 W
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