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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Don your best Victorian era dress and get ready to be transported back to the late 19th century for the Yukon Historical & Museums Association’s (YHMA) third annual Charity Croquet Tournament. After a successful turnout last year, YHMA will once... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

A Past Yukon Stikine Regional Heritage Fair

Picture from YHMA’s website taken by Bruce Barrett

My great great grandparents, Alexander Fraser and Jane Hastings Fraser left Dumfrieshire, Scotland in 1795. They settled in the Ottawa Valley with many Scottish immigrants. I have visited the cemetery near Renfrew, Ontario where they rest. In 2010, more

May 5, 2016 12:18 AM Family and Health

Boyle’s Yukon Machine Gun Detachment

Yukon Archives Photo/Oxford Historical Society Collection #84/78#112

In the view of Dr. Ken Coates, the North’s response to the challenge presented by World War I was to do the opposite of what people Outside might have expected. “They historically were seen as being very separate from the whole country,” he says, more

May 5, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Gates collection

Canada was part of the British Empire, so when war was declared by Great Britain on August 4, 1914, Canada, too, joined the the conflict. There was a tremendous upswing of patriotic fervour. The vast American influx during of the Klondike gold... more

Apr 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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July 24, 2014 Issue#388

There’s only one archived photograph that proves croquet is part of Yukon’s past. When she saw it, Nancy Oakley’s imagination sparked; she’s got big plans for the future of croquet in the Yukon. more

Jul 24, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon History

As you walk in the centre, a welcoming glow seems to fill the exhibit spaces and gift shop area and even a quick tour around will give you a glimpse into the lives of the people who call the area home. more

Aug 19, 2008 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: courtesy of the YHMA

During the Great War of 1914-1918, nearly a thousand Yukoners enlisted for service in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, or fought for Britain, France and other Allied countries. Of these only a small handful were women. One woman who did not... more

Apr 28, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: submitted by the Yukon Historical and Museums Association

Born in 1950 in the Philippines, Socorro Alfonso travelled halfway around the world to live in the Yukon. Socorro was born on the tiny tropical island of Bacacay Albay southeast of Manila. Her mother named her for the Spanish word meaning “help”... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives81/107 f. # 5

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Yukon Archives George Black fonds 81/107 f. # 5

Joe Boyle came to the Klondike with the first wave of gold-seekers in the early summer of 1897, but soon left with a dream of becoming rich. He was successful in obtaining a large mining concession in the Klondike Valley from the federal... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

Article # 1 photo Carter  004 Second Yukon Contingent June 08 1916.jpg

Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Gates collection

Canada was part of the British Empire, so when war was declared by Great Britain on August 4, 1914, Canada, too, joined the the conflict. There was a tremendous upswing of patriotic fervour. The vast American influx during of the Klondike gold... more

Apr 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History