Thursday, June 24, 2010

Exploring Dawson City, Day 1, June 24, 2010

IMG_0730Fog had settled on the berg of Dawson City this morning. Soon, however, it burned off to a beautiful sunny day with one exception of a storm that blew in and by.


First this morning was my hair appointment, I do think my new doo is short enough!



Not all the mud has dried up from the rain yesterday.

The visitor center provided some interesting displays. These two moose both met their fate with a fight to the end. These antlers were found nearby not far from the Dempster Hwy.


Here is the typewriter that Robert Service used to produce his writings. Often he is referred to as the “Bard of the Yukon”. He lived , worked and wrote in Dawson City. Notice the placement of the letters, not all are the same as today’s keyboard.


We are always pulled to visit the old cemeteries, Dawson City


even has a Walking Tour of their Cemeteries. This grave is of Aino Ida Kaakinen 1905, at 11 months died of dysentery, summer complaint or fever, the third Dawson City child to die with a 24 hour period. The parents fenced her grave site, over the past 100 years a huge spruce tree has grown in the middle of her grave. The marker has been mounted to the tree to ensure its survival.

IMG_0751 This fairly large old cemetery overlooked Dawson City.



The Keno is one of two sternwheelers remaining that was used on the Yukon. We also toured the Klondike (the other sternwheeler) in Whitehorse last week. Great tour and great movie filmed in 1960 when the Keno made its final run from Whitehorse to Dawson City.

IMG_8360 Taken on the Keno looking at the mighty Yukon River, not far from where the Klondike River converges.


This afternoon Bob installed some hardware cloth in front of the Explorer’s radiator, we are getting ready for our drive from Dawson City over the Top of the World Highway – all gravel.


TennRebel said...

To answer your questions on my blog;
we are with the GoodSam caravan. We have 23 RVs since they cancelled one of their tours and combined them all into one. We won't get to Dawson City until late July.
My name is Robert Woolfolk and my wife is Nancy. This is the longest trip we have ever attempted, but so far so good. Love your blog, and will have to check out your husband's blog.

Happytrails said...

Nice haircut!

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

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