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An Explorer's Guide to Conrad, Yukon

Dateline: January 2, 2024

Explorer's Guides to Northern Communities

    Conrad is an excellent example of the boom-and-bust of mining towns. The first land for a townsite was applied for in July 1905, adjacent to the lakeshore base for Colonel John Howard Conrad's silver mines. Following a very negative report on the actual value of the many properties by geologist J.B. Tyrrell in late October 1906, the mines and community soon died, though both mines and town struggled on in small ways for years.

    Today, two buildings in poor condition and the wreckage of the tramway teminus remain.

A Guide to Conrad Campground, Yukon
The campground, which opened in 2016, has 35 campsites, 2 of them pull-throughs, 6 of them walk-in. It is located adjacent to the Conrad Historic Townsite.

Conrad Historic Site
A 4-page brochure by the Government of Yukon.

Photographs of the Conrad Mines, Yukon Territory, by L. P. Muirhead, 1906
There are 7 photos of Conrad among the 38 Muirhead photos.

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star
There are many articles about Conrad on the 1900-1909 and 1910-1919 pages.

Arm Silver Mining - Chronology
Significant dates in the silver mining rush that created Conrad.

Fractured Veins and Broken Dreams
A 19-page paper written by Murray Lundberg in 1994 for a History 136 course at Yukon College.

Fractured Veins & Broken Dreams: Montana Mountain and the Windy Arm Stampede
Information about the book, published in December 1996, with a link to download a pdf copy at no charge.

The History of Carcross, Yukon
Conrad and its related mining were significant in the development of Carcross.

Sternwheeler Gleaner at Conrad
A coloured postcard from 1906 shows the Gleaner at the company dockm and aerial tramway terminus.

Clicking on the aerial view of Conrad below will open an interactive map at Google Maps, in a new window.
Conrad, Yukon