Pat Ellis

Family fortune tied to the Klondike Gold Rush

U.S. President Donald Trump’s grandfather started the family fortune during the great Klondike Gold Rush. He never reached the Klondike Gold Fields; he was hundreds of miles short.

A Yukon Senior Remembers the Art Community circa 1960’s

I suppose no current young artist could relate to the rather amateurish Whitehorse arts community way back in the ’60s. Our little Whitehorse Sketch Club gathered weekly in Diana and Ken Mulloy’s basement on Black Street (they still live there). We usually brought our oil or watercolours to the meeting after working on a piece …

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Nostalgia for Rendezvous Past

The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous began in 1945. The prime feature of the festival was the colourful dog races made up of working dogs owned by trappers, the village priest or the RCMP. Held on the Yukon River (yes, kiddies, the river froze) against the background of the picturesque sternwheelers, it was a scene of pure …

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