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Martha Black

Mrs. Black Goes to War

During the Great War of 1914-1918, nearly a thousand Yukoners enlistedfor 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...

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Making of a Queen

If you thought royalty was something found only in Europe, check again.In the Yukon, February ushers in a new breed of Queens for the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous festival. However, becoming a queen is no easy task — because there...

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Klondike Catwalk

In a show of pre-season energy akin to athletes’ pre-game excitement, Parks Canada interpreters Carrie Docken and Carly Sims gallantly put on their copies of 100-year-old fashion and posed for What’s Up Yukon last...

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First Lady of Northern Gardening

One hundred years ago, the Yukon’s First Lady, Martha Louise Black, set about making a statement with her gardens.Black moved into the Commissioner’s Residence in Dawson City following her husband, George...

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