Friday, June 25, 2010

More of Dawson City, Day 2, June 25, 2010

After some much needed cleaning this morning, off we went to visit where two writers lived here in Dawson. IMG_8375

Jack London’s museum and cabin was our first stop. (Author of many books, one famous one is The Call of the Wild.) The presentation about his life and cabin was very nicely done.  The small cabin to the left in the photo was moved here from Henderson Creek (near Stewart’s Crossing) where Jack staked a gold claim in 1897.  He did make it to Dawson at least once, as he staked the gold claim here on Nov 5, 1897.  His gold claim never paid off.  You can read here how the cabin (parts of) ended up here and also in Oakland CA.IMG_8382 Next was the Robert Service home.   We are finding that if Parks Canada manages a location, any presentation given is done with class, as was this one.  This charming fellow kept us entertained for over an hour.


He told the life of Robert Service including reciting several of his over 2,000 poems.  Check this one out, The Three Bares

IMG_8399The weather was warm today, so the umbrellas provided shade for some of us in the audience.



On an evening walk, we came across this display of old mining equipment.

IMG_0768 Tonight we have company, we are all former Monaco family of RV’s.  (Beaver, Safari, and Holiday Rambler-ours)


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