Friday, June 27, 2014

Dawson City. YK, 6/27/2014

On the road again Friday June 27
Dawson City, dirt streets and boardwalks.

Dredge No. 4, largest wooden hull dredge in North America.
Buckets carrying the soil to be refined.
 High atop the Dome overlooking Dawson City and the Yukon River.
 Can see the piles of stones the dredge filtered out.  See them along the highway as coming into town.
 Palace Grand Theater

 We took a National Parks tour of the city.  Notice the Mortuary's building is metal.
 Interesting story how gold dust would filter through the cracks in the floor.  
 Lots of stories in the Red Feather Saloon.
 Building appear they will fall but Parks Canada (who has deemed the town a national Historic Site) braced them so they are stable.  The Parks system is restoring the building as time & money allows.
 Again interesting stories about the Westminister Hotel.
Bank of British North American operated in this building until 1968.  Banking began in 1898.

We camped in town at Gold Rush Campground.  We got the last 2 dry camp sites.  Nice to be able to walk around town and back to campsite.

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