dramatic influx of eager cheechakos (newcomers) in
the summer of 1898 created overnight, the largest
city west of Winnipeg, Manitoba and north of Seattle,
Washington. By the turn of the century, Dawson City
had become a refined city, boasting grand government
buildings, stately homes complete with such civilized
amenities as running water, electricity and telephones.
Many people referred to it as the "Queen City
of the North".
The Dawson City Museum features
displays of early mining history and portrays the
actual life of the
early Dawson residents. There is also an exhibit
of turn of the century trains and a directory of
goldseekers. A separate Firefighters Museum features
vintage fire engines and horse drawn “pumpers”.
Box 303, Dawson City
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