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Photos from Dawson City discovery days parade

Start of discovery days parade in front of Palace Grand in Dawson City | Photo: Ben Sanders
Dawson City mayor Wayne Potoroka on a sweet ride during the discovery days parade | Photo: Ben Sanders
Dawson City mayor Wayne Potoroka on a sweet ride during the discovery days parade | Photo: Ben Sanders
Start of discovery days parade in front of Palace Grand in Dawson City | Photo: Ben Sanders
Start of discovery days parade in front of Palace Grand in Dawson City | Photo: Ben Sanders

In August of 1896, George Carmack, Dawson Charlie and Skookum Jim discovered gold in what is now called Bonanza Creek. After this discovery, nearly 100,000 people attempted to reach the Klondike gold fields to find gold. Therefore, the discover day week is celebrated every year in the month of august to commemorate their great discovery.

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In Photos: Dawson City Music Festival | All Photos by: Gurdeep Pandher

Alex Cuba

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The 36th annual Dawson City Music Festival held on July 18-20, 2014 under the midnight sun in the beautiful town of Dawson City, Yukon. Despite intermittent raining and winds, it was a busy and warm festival. This music festival  is a much-loved cultural event in the Yukon since 1979.

This years, artists and bands like Alex Cuba, Andy Shauf, Baby Eagle, By Divine Right, Canyon Mountain, Cousins, Cris Derksen, DIANA, Diyet, Driftwood Holly, Evening Hymns, Feeding Frenzy, Jaffa Road, Jaron Freeman-Fox, Les sœurs Boulay (The Boulay Sisters), Marine Dreams, MonkeyJunk, Nick Ferrio, Noosa x OneMillion (Noosa Al-Sarraj), Pharis and Jason, The Midnight Sons, The Naysayers, The Rural Alberta Advantage performed at the 4-day long festival.

All Photos By: Gurdeep Pandher

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A photo that tells Dawson City’s golden past!

This photo tells many stories! Photo: Gurdeep Pandher

This copy of the Dawson Daily News decorates the cabin of the Yukon’s famous poet Robert W. Service in Dawson City. The paper stays on his personal writing desk in the cabin, it brings back many memories of the famous Gold Rush era. It tells many stories about Dawson’s life, culture, and much more.

Under the main headline “Klondike’s Gold Output Now Leaping Up” and subheading “Yield this year estimated at $5,500,000″; it tells more, “Big increase over the yield of last year. Total gold shipments from Dawson, embracing yield from the various nearby camps reaches the magnificent sum of $164,000,000. More new creeks being opened. Klondike only old camp steadily increasing in output. Vast deposits and modern equipment bringing up the yield. Splendid showing for the fifteenth anniversary of the biggest strike world ever knew.”