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Dawson City, Yukon Territory — The Canadian Territories
 

Northern Commercial Co. Warehouse

L’entrepôt de la Northern Commercial Co.

 
 
Northern Commercial Co. Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 3, 2010
1. Northern Commercial Co. Warehouse Marker
Inscription.
[English]
One of the complex of four warehouses that covered an entire city block in 1898, this and numerous other warehoused like it provided the life blood of Dawson City. For four months a year, the river was open for shipping and in the ensuing flurry of activity, the warehouses were loaded with every conceivable item of merchandise. Over the next 8 months, virtually cut off from the rest of the world, Dawson City drew on these supplies to satisfy the needs and wants of a modern metropolis.

[French]
Cet entrepôt faisait partie d’un conplexe de quatre entrepôts qui s’étendait sur un quartier complet de la ville en 1898. Ces entrepôts, et bien d’autres du même genre, constituaient des éléments vitaux de Dawson City. Pendant quatre mois, la rivière était ouverte à la navigation et, dans le tourbillon d’activités qui s’ensuivait, on remplissait les entrepôts de toutes les marchandises imaginables. Au cours des huis mois suivants, pratiquement coupés du reste du monde, les résidents de la métropole moderne qu’était devenue Dawson City comptaient sur ces réserves pour combler leurs besoins.

Photo: Yukon Archives/University of Alaska Archives Archives du Yukon/Archives de la University of Alaska
 
Erected by Parks Canada/Parcs Canada.
 
Location.

Northern Commercial Co. Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 3, 2010
2. Northern Commercial Co. Warehouse Marker
The marker is located above the steps.
64° 3.723′ N, 139° 25.652′ W. Marker is in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Marker is on King Street just from Fifth 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. Rev. William Henry Judge, S.J. (within shouting distance of this marker); Arctic Brotherhood Hall (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Madame Tremblay’s Store/Le magasin de Madame Tremblay (about 180 meters away); Post Office/Le bureau de poste (about 180 meters away); Dawson Daily News (about 210 meters away); Palace Grand Theatre/Le théâtre Grand Palace (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); K.T.M. Company (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Macaulay’s Residence (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson City.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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