Collection yuk-337 - Margretta Gaundroue collection

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Margretta Gaundroue collection

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CA yuk yuk-337

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  • 1897-1973 (Creation)
    Gaundroue, Margretta, 19-

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3 folders of textual records;122 photographs : b&w

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Margretta Gaundroue lived in Dawson and was active with the Dawson Museum. Her husband's name was Elmer.

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Margretta Gaundroue donated this material to Parks Canada, who passed it on to Yukon Archives prior to 1982.

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The collection consists of photographs and reference files about the Klondike Gold Rush, collected by Margretta Gaundroue. The photographs depict mining along the creeks, and the streets and buildings of Dawson, ca. 1898-1950. There are captions on some of the photographs. Some of the views are of Granville, the Arlington Hotel at Hunker Creek, Gold Bottom Hotel, the Governor's residence, the Commissioner's residence, the homes of G.A. Jeckell and Dr. J.O. Lachapelle, the D.A.A. billiard room, rink and natatorium, the Yukon Order of Pioneers (YOOP) hall, church buildings, Klondike City, some of the first claims on Bonanza Creek, creek settlements, bank employees watching over gold bricks and the staff of the Administration Building. Photographers include Duclos, Wolfe and Dam.; There are short articles about the discovery of gold, Bonanza Tours, the Yukon flag, the Klondike Visitors Association, and the sinking of the "Sophia". There is also sheet music published ca. 1900.

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Some photographs are mounted.

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There is a list of contents. Caption list is available for the photographs.

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