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Dawson City, Yukon Territory — The Canadian Territories
 

Palace Grand Theatre/Le théâtre Grand Palace

 
 
Palace Grand Theatre/Le théâtre Grand Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 2, 2010
1. Palace Grand Theatre/Le théâtre Grand Palace Marker
Inscription. [English:]
“Arizona” Charlie Meadows, showman and self-made heroic figure built a lavish structure in 1899 to prospect gold directly from the miner’s pokes. Hugely successful over its first winter, the theatre offered vaudeville acts, comedy, music and melodrama – all on the same bill. Dance hall girls came next, at a dollar-a-dance from midnight until breakfast, while drinking and gambling went on the whole time. As the heady gold rush days subsided, so did the theatres fortunes.

[French:]
Charlie “Arizona” Meadows, homme de spectacle et personnage grandiose qui a réussi par ses propres moyens, a construit un bâtiment flamboyant en 1899 afin de puiser de l’or à même les poches des mineurs. Très populaire au cours de son premier hiver, le théâtre présentait au même programme des spectacles de variété, des comédies, de la musique et des mélodrames. Les filles de cabaret ont emboîté le pas. Elles travaillaient pour un dollar la danse, de minuit jusqu’au petit déjeuner, pendant que les autres clients s’affairaient aux table de jeu et au bar. Les beaux jours de théâtre se sont trerminés en même temps que ceux de la ruée vers l’or. Photo: Yukon Archives/E.A. Hegg (University of Washington) Collection/Archives du Yukon/Collection E.A. Hegg (University of Washington)
 
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Palace Grand Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 2, 2010
2. Palace Grand Theatre
The marker is to the left of the building, at the edge of the picture.
Parks Canada/Parcs Canada.
 
Location. 64° 3.811′ N, 139° 25.882′ W. Marker is in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Marker is on King Street. Click for map. The Grand Palace Theatre is located on the north side of King Street, between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Dawson City, Yukon Territory Y0B 1G0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Office/Le bureau de poste (within shouting distance of this marker); Madame Tremblay’s Store/Le magasin de Madame Tremblay (within shouting distance of this marker); The B.Y.N. Co. Ticket Office/La billettetereie de la compagnie B.Y.N. (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dawson Daily News (about 150 meters away); Bank of British North America/La Bank of British North America (about 210 meters away); Rev. William Henry Judge, S.J. (about 210 meters away); Arctic Brotherhood Hall (about 210 meters away); Northern Commercial Co. Warehouse (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Dawson City.
 
Also see . . .  Arizona Charlie: A Spell in the Yukon. (Submitted on July 23, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Klondike Gold Rush, theater
 
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Palace Grand Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 3, 2010
3. Palace Grand Theatre
Palace Grand Theatre's main floor, balconey and private boxes. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 3, 2010
4. Palace Grand Theatre's main floor, balconey and private boxes.
Palace Grand Theatre's stage. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
5. Palace Grand Theatre's stage.
Actress' dressing room in the Grand Palace Theatre. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
6. Actress' dressing room in the Grand Palace Theatre.
Actress' dressing room in the Grand Palace Theatre. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
7. Actress' dressing room in the Grand Palace Theatre.
Actress' dressing room in the Grand Palace Theatre. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
8. Actress' dressing room in the Grand Palace Theatre.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 576 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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