Thursday, June 27, 2013

North of Whitehorse

After our events in Whitehorse, Haines Junction, and Skagway, Alaska, Barbara and I drove north, to Pelly Crossing and then on to Dawson City, which is almost at the Arctic Circle.

Dawson City is, of course, best known for being the site of the great Klondike Gold Rush, and thus the location of most of the action in my Klondike books.  it's a great tourist town, with a true frontier flair.  The sidewalks are all wood because the town is built on permafrost, and permafrost has done some interesting things to the old buildings.

We had an appearance at the Dawson City Museum, where I did some of the original research for Gold Digger, and it was just great to be back.

Permafrost affected buildings

View from Midnight Dome

Dance Hall!

Barbara at Bonanza Creek

Enjoying a late night glass of wine. Yes, late night

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