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Dawson City, Yukon Territory — The Canadian Territories
 

Dawson Daily News

Le Dawson Daily News

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 3, 2010
1. Dawson Daily News Marker
Inscription.
[English]
The Dawson Daily News moved into this building in 1910, the sole survivor among 7 gold rush newspapers. It provided Dawson City with a window to the outside world and remained a profitable business until the early 1920s. Thereafter, it was essentially a one-person operation and shut down for good in 1954. By then valueless as a business, its true value was as a repository of Klondike history, faithfully recorded since 1899.

[French]
Le Dawson Daily News s’est installé dans cet immeuble en 1910. Il était alors le seul survivant des sept journaux fondés pendant la ruée vers l’or. Le journal offrait à Dawson City des nouvelles de l’extérieur et est demeuré profitable jusqu’au début des années 20/ Par la suite, le journal n’était plus essentiellement que l’entreprise d’une seule personne. Le dernier numéro a été publié en 1954. Dès lors, le journal n’avait plus de valeur commerciale, mais il garde une valeur historique en tant que témoin de l;histoire du Klondike, qu’il a fidèlement consignée à partier de 1899.

Photo: Yukon Archives/National Archives of Canada Collection
Archives du Yukon/Collection des Archives nationalles du Canada
 
Location. 64° 3.727′ N, 139° 25.902′ W. Marker is in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Marker

Dawson Daily News Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 2, 2010
2. Dawson Daily News Building
is on Third Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is located on Third Avenue, between King and Queen 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. Arctic Brotherhood Hall (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Post Office/Le bureau de poste (about 120 meters away); Madame Tremblay’s Store/Le magasin de Madame Tremblay (about 120 meters away); Bank of British North America/La Bank of British North America (about 120 meters away); K.T.M. Company (about 120 meters away); Palace Grand Theatre/Le théâtre Grand Palace (about 150 meters away); Rev. William Henry Judge, S.J. (about 180 meters away); Ruby’s Place/La maison de Ruby (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson City.
 
Categories. Communications
 
Dawson Daily News Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 2, 2010
3. Dawson Daily News Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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