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Skagway, Alaska — Northwest
 

Inspector Charles Constantine

and Staff Sergeant Charles Brown

 

— North West Mounted Police —

 
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By Richard E. Miller, September 17, 2013
1. Inspector Charles Constantine and Staff Sergeant Charles Brown Marker
Inscription.  
[Seal of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police]

In Commemoration of
Inspector Charles Constantine
and
Staff Sergeant Charles Brown
North West Mounted Police

First members of this historic Canadian police force who landed at Skagway, Alaska on June 29th, 1894. These two men entered Canada by the Chilkoot Pass and traveled over 500 miles down the Yukon River to the area of Forty Mile. Their orders were to establish Canadian sovereignty and determine law enforcement requirements in view of the approaching Gold Rush.

On July 24th, 1893, Inspector Constantine and 19 policemen began construction of Fort Constantine. By 1900, the Rush of Gold Stampeders over the Chilkoot Pass had ended, but the men of the North West Mounted Police continued to enforce the laws of Canada in the vast wilderness of the Yukon.

Dedicated on June 28, 1994
by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
of Yukon, Canada

 
Erected 1994 by Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics
Inspector Charles Constantine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 17, 2013
2. Inspector Charles Constantine Marker
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Notable Events. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1830.
 
Location. 59° 27.181′ N, 135° 19.135′ W. Marker is in Skagway, Alaska. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Centennial Park, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 157 Broadway, Skagway AK 99840, Skagway AK 99840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Skagway and White Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); Skagway Centennial Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Thousand Pack Animals (within shouting distance of this marker); Jeff. Smith’s Parlor (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway (about 400 feet away); Fatal Duel (about 500 feet away); Captain William Moore (approx. ¼ mile away); Mollie Walsh (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Skagway.
 
Also see . . .  Klondike Gold Rush. Canuckcops’s blog entry (Submitted on March 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. Klondike Gold Rush National Park; Skagway Centennnial Park.
 
North West Mounted Police detachment in the Klondike image. Click for full size.
via Klondike Gold Rush, unknown
3. North West Mounted Police detachment in the Klondike
Inspector Charles Constantine Marker, Centennial Park, Skagway image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 17, 2013
4. Inspector Charles Constantine Marker, Centennial Park, Skagway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 663 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on March 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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