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Historic Images of Whitehorse, Yukon


A Guide to Whitehorse

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Running Whitehorse Rapids. One of these men may be Eugene LaRose, who gained local fame for running the rapids regularly - he and his brother Al were drowned doing it in 1908.

The sternwheeler Casca was one of a large fleet that served Whitehorse until the Alaska Highway and North Klondike Highway were built. See a list of the boats here.

The White Horse Inn, probably most famous for it's bar, known in the 1940s and '50s as the "Bucket of Blood." It was on the northeast corner of Main and Second Streets.

An aerial view of Whitehorse in the 1950s, before construction of the Whitehorse Rapids Dam. An aerial view of Whitehorse in the 1950s, before construction of the Whitehorse Rapids Dam.

A 1960s view of downtown from the top of the clay cliffs. A 1960s view of downtown from the top of the "clay cliffs," location of the airport and the Alaska Highway.

The WP&YR railway station in the 1960s The White Pass & Yukon Route railway station has been the eastern "anchor" of Main Street for over 100 years. This is how it looked in the 1960s.


Unless otherwise noted, these digital images are ©2007 by Murray Lundberg.

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