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Laura Berton: Teacher in the Klondike

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A gold mine has been sitting on my shelf for years in the form of a slim book about great Canadians. Only recently did I discover a chapter about Laura Beatrice Berton: Lady Teacher in Dawson City. I went on to read the full account of her experience, I Married the Klondike. Continue reading “Laura Berton: Teacher in the Klondike”

Curating Wonder — Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Another Place and Time

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Kate Carmack: Cheated of Klondike Gold

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The Gold Rush era and it’s tales of fortune and misfortune continue to intrigue me. When I see those haunted faces staring out from old photographs, I find myself wondering at the life stories behind their expressions of defeat. Of course, not all images convey a dismal fate. Some are filled with round faced optimism and celebratory expressions. Continue reading “Kate Carmack: Cheated of Klondike Gold”

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