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Historic Photographs from the Yukon


These photos are from Scott Woolever and wife Pauline (Banks), who were in Dawson during the late 1800s and early 1900s. These photos appear to have all been taken by "WOLFE" in 1906 and 1907, and are from 8 x 10 glass plate contact prints. All of the pictures are on some sort of thin yellowish glossy contact paper. (Platinum print out paper?) Pauline and Scott evidently had some sort of store or perhaps saloon (some rumors in the family suggest bawdy house).

They moved to Anchorage, Alaska after leaving Dawson, then in about 1920, to Bellingham, Washington. If anybody can fill in some of the many blanks, please contact us at belywash@telcomplus.net


The winter scene above is looking over the downtown area of Dawson, down the Yukon River.


An unknown roadhouse.


The sternwheeler Julia B., probably on the lower Yukon River. Her ruins rest at the "Sternwheeler Graveyard" in Dawson now (2000).