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Dawson City, Yukon Territory — The Canadian Territories
 

Tribute to the Miner

 
 
Tribute to the Miner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 3, 2010
1. Tribute to the Miner Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to the Klondike Gold Miners past, present and future in recognition of their contributions to Dawson City and the Klondike Region.

In 1896, gold was discovered on Rabbit Creek (later known as Bonanza Creek) by Skookum Jim, George Carmack and Dawson Charlie, on the advice of fellow prospector Robert Henderson.

This event sparked the Great Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, and Dawson City and the Yukon Territory were born.

Monument designed for the Klondyke Centennial Society by Artist Halin de Repentigny.
Dedicated August 19, 2000
Klondyke Centennial Society • City of Dawson • Canadian Millennium Fund • Yukon Community Development Fund • Yukon Millennium Project
 
Erected 2000 by Klondyke Centennial Society.
 
Location. 64° 3.688′ N, 139° 26.239′ W. Marker is in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street (Klondike Highway) and Princess Street on Front Street (Klondike Highway). Touch for map. This marker is located on the levee side of Front Street near the intersection with Princess Street. 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. Ruby’s Place/La maison de Ruby (about 120 meters away,

Tribute to the Miner Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2010
2. Tribute to the Miner Monument
measured in a direct line); Harrington’s Store (about 150 meters away); Bank of British North America/La Bank of British North America (about 150 meters away); Billy Bigg’s Blacksmith Shop (about 180 meters away); K.T.M. Company (about 210 meters away); 3rd Avenue Complex (about 210 meters away); Yukon Hotel (about 240 meters away); Dawson Daily News (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson City.
 
Additional keywords. Klondike Gold Rush
 
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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 566 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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