Picture this:

a journey through time

marked in artifacts,

some past,

some present.

On the wormtrail of the tailings,

rusted machinery;

a memory of dredges and cats combined.

On the gravel below

a Parks Canada sign offers

an explanation,

while two cables offer

support to a power pole.

All this is framed by

an empty sign that once offered

support to a business,

and now provides

a glimpse into the past

which supports our future.

After 32 years teaching in rural Yukon schools, Dan Davidson retired from that profession but continues writing about life in Dawson City.