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4 novembre 2005 5 04 /11 /novembre /2005 00:00

Hi everybody,

Here there is the fifth album consecrated to Dawson. This city became the Yukon's social administrative and commercial centre during the Klondike Gold Rush. Its history reflects the diversity of life in the Klondike, rising, in 1896, from humble beginnings as a tent city built on a mud flat, to the former territorial capital of Yukon and one of the most important town in North America, with approximately 30'000 inhabitants, two years later. After the Gold Rush, Dawson City had still an activity for gold with dredges to 1966 and now it's an attractive town with less of 2'000 inhabitants. I like it and dream to live here once in winter time to see the northern lights and practice dog sledding. Wouahhhhh !!!!!!

The other pictures show the dredge number 4, which is the largest wooden hulled, bucket line dredge in North America and is representative of the numerous machines that worked the valleys of goldfields. This massive machine, located 13 kilometres up historic Bonanza Creek, has been in activity from 1905 to 1966.

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