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Promised Land

Promised Land

Posted on August 15 by Vicki Delany in News

The Great Klondike Gold Rush was largely a journalistic event.

That there was gold in the Yukon was not exactly a big secret before the strike at Bonanza Creek. People had been mining there and finding gold for more than twenty years.  So what happened in 1897 that set off a worldwide rush that saw tens of thousands, probably hundreds of thousands, of people from all parts of the world packing up all their worldly belongings and rushing into the wilderness? Media.

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Our great northern book adventure is almost over. We arrived in Dawson City late Tuesday night after a very interesting stop en route to talk to a mixed group of school children and adults in the small rural community of Pelly Crossing. It was the first time we had spoken to children, and we enjoyed the added challenge.

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We've been to Yellowknife as invited authors at the NorthWords Literary festival, to museums, libraries, and bookstores in Whitehorse, Haines Junction, and Skagway.  With one week to go in the tour, we have more stops in Whitehorse,  and we're heading to Pelly Crossing to visit the library there, and to Dawson City for a talk at the museum.

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Vicki and Barbara arrive in Yellowknife

As we flew north out of Calgary, first the cities dropped away, and then the towns, then the farms, finally the roads.  We flew over endless forrest and lakes for hours.  Then in the far distance I could see an expanse of white. Clouds?

No. As we got closer, we could see Great Slave Lake, still iced over.  On the 29th of May.

Fortunately only the lake was still covered in snow - I've brought summer clothes.