John Gould is a well respected and knowledgeable historian who was born in Dawson over ninety years ago. He has an immense knowledge of Klondike history at his fingertips. Having lived here all his life he continues to uncover more and more fascinating facts about Dawson’s past.
Mr. Gould has assembled a collection of interesting news articles during Dawson’s early days which he has titled ‘Dawson City a History of Growing Pains 1896 – 1906′. His selections paint an interesting picture of that time providing a valuable insight into what life was like here right after the great Gold Rush. The work on this site is volunteer so it will take time before all 200 pages of his work are online.
In the meantime please view these links.
Michael Gates is a long time resident of the Yukon and a historian with many years of research under his belt. He is the author of Gold at Fortymile Creek: Early Days in the Yukon – a look at what life was like in the Town of Forty Mile on the Yukon River just prior the big strike in the Klondike in 1896.
We are delighted to alert readers to a new book Mr. Gates published in the spring of 2010 called History Hunting in the Yukon which is a collection of his popular stories he has managed to unearth to deepen our understanding of Yukon’s rich history.
Mr. Gates also writes a regular column for the Yukon News called History Hunter where he uncovers some unusual stories about our past. Many of his articles are published on this site.
We are very lucky indeed to be treated to some articles he has written about other captivating aspects of our Yukon history.