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Dawson City, Yukon Territory — The Canadian Territories
 

Harrington’s Store

Le magasin Harrington

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 3, 2010
1. Harrington’s Store Marker
Inscription.
[English]
Like other grocers at the turn of the century, Harrington provided a cosmopolitan clientele with every conceivable foodstuff, from beans to truffles. This was made possible by the coincidence of improved transportation systems with new food storage technologies, such as evaporation, canning, and artificial cold storage. Linked to the rest of the world during summer by rail and steamer, Dawson City merchants provided perishable foods year-round, all at a price of 2 to 3 times that “outside”.

[French]
Comme la plupart des épiceries du tournant du siècle, l’épicerie Harrington offrait à une clientèle cosmopolite tous les aliments imaginables que ce soit des fèves ou des truffes. Ce service a été rendu possible grâce à l’amélioration des moyens de transport et à la mise au point de nouvelles techologies de conservation des aliments, telles que l’évaporation, les mise en conserve et la conservation frigorifique. Avant accès au reste du monde durant l’été grâce aux trains et aux bateaux à vapeur, les commerçants de Dawson City fournissaient des aliments périssable à longueur d’année, à des prix de deux à trois fois supérieurs à ceux de “l’exeterieur”.

Photo: Yukon Archives/Univeristy of Washington Archives du Yukon/Univeristy of Washington
 
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Harrington’s Store image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 3, 2010
2. Harrington’s Store
The marker is on the side of the building in the shadow between the windows.
Parks Canada/Parcs Canada.
 
Location. 64° 3.646′ N, 139° 26.064′ W. Marker is in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Marker is at the intersection of Third Avenue and Princess Street on Third Avenue. 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. Billy Bigg’s Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruby’s Place/La maison de Ruby (within shouting distance of this marker); K.T.M. Company (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Avenue Complex (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bank of British North America/La Bank of British North America (about 150 meters away); Tribute to the Miner (about 150 meters away); Arctic Brotherhood Hall (about 210 meters away); Dawson Daily News (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson City.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Harrington’s Store image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 3, 2010
3. Harrington’s Store
Third Avenue and Princess Street image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 3, 2010
4. Third Avenue and Princess Street
 
 
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 466 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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