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Joe Boyle

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: courtesy Yukon Archives

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: courtesy Yukon Archives

With the exception of sports figures, Max Fraser contends, Canadian heroes seldom get the respect they deserve. The Whitehorse filmmaker and military history buff wants to help change that, especially when it comes to a larger-than-life former... Read more

Yukon History

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, Read more

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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... Read more

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... Read more

Yukon History

Without the historical record and extensive documentation, we might swear it is impossible for these people to exist. (After all, there's only so much a person can cram into one lifetime.) "Klondike" Joe Boyle is one of these legendary figures. Read more

Yukon History