Post Oﬃce/Le bureau de poste
Prime Minister Laurier himself recognized the need to link the Klondike with the rest of the country. In 1900, he urged that the building of a Post Office “...be proceeded with at once.” As the first substantial building erected by the government in Dawson City, the Post Office (which included a land registration and telegraph office) was the link to the rest of the country and to the goldfields. From the first, it was a source of civic pride, symbolizing Dawson City’s viability and the government’s commitment to the region.
Le premier ministre Laurier lui-même reconnaissait qu’il fallait relier le Kondike au rest du pays. En 1900, il déclarait qu’il fallait entreprendre immédiatement la construction d’un bureau de poste. En tant que premier immeuble d’importance érigé par le gouvernement à Dawson, le bureau de poste (qui comprenait un télégraphe et un bureau des terres) servait de centre de communications avec le rest du pays et les champs aurifères. Dès son ouverture, les citoyens l’ont considéré avec fierté comme un symbole de la viabilité de Dawson et de l’engagement du gouvernement envers la région. Photo: Yukon Archives/Adams, Larkin and Cantwell Collection/Archives du Yukon/Collection Adams, Larkin et Cantwell
Erected by Parks Canada/Parcs
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
Location. 64° 3.781′ N, 139° 25.853′ W. Marker is in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street and King Street on 3rd Street. Touch for map. 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. Madame Tremblay’s Store/Le magasin de Madame Tremblay (a few steps from this marker); Palace Grand Theatre/Le théâtre Grand Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawson Daily News (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Rev. William Henry Judge, S.J. (about 180 meters away); Arctic Brotherhood Hall (about 180 meters away); The B.Y.N. Co. Ticket Office/La billettetereie de la compagnie B.Y.N. (about 180 meters away); Bank of British North America/La Bank of British North America (about 180 meters away); Northern Commercial Co. Warehouse (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson City.
Additional keywords. Klondike Gold Rush, post office
Categories. • Communications • Notable Buildings •
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