Monday, October 19, 2009

River Front Property

This picture shows the waterfront in Dawson City in the Yukon Territory. The picture was taken in 1897. I think Dawson City is still around, and is a tourist attraction.


  1. It looks like a tornado hit the place. All the trees as far as you can see, have had there upper growth removed. I suppose they used it for firewood and to build boats and rafts.

  2. PJM:

    Wow, what a story!! And since I can’t vote in your polls (because it causes my web browser to crash), I’ll vote HERE - the water main break is definitely related to the visit from the utility company - either directly or indirectly..

    Is it possible that by crushing the culvert, the buildup of water under the ground the made dirt and rocks shift - and that resulting pressure caused the water main to break??? But I’m glad to see that you called the plumber, this time. However, I’m sure you’re going to get HUGE water bill. The utility guys probably did that to make up for the fact that you’re not going to be paying for electricity any more - so they had get you somehow!!!

    I'd file a claim with them, if I were you.

    I’ve been in the middle of water problems myself, as I am putting in a new kitchen. And since my house is 75 years old, I received the happy news that not only does the plumbing in the kitchen have to be replaced, but I needed all new water lines coming into the house from the water meter and throughout. AND I have to run all water new lines to the upstairs bathroom while the ceilings are open, even though I’m not remodeling that area.

    Three different plumbers told me that house has “pipe cancer” and that I “could never sell it that way: - it won’t pass an inspection.” Isn’t that nice? The plumbing added $5,000 onto the cost of my project. They’ve been here for two weeks, and I don’t have any water while they’re working. What fun.

    Well . .. . at least least I’m doing my part to stimulate the economy!!!

  3. I think it looks like there was a fire - maybe a forest fire.

  4. Looks like a nasty, dirty place at the time - but I'm sure it's different nowl

    I wouldn't have lasted long there.

  5. I visited Dawson City in 1976, charming place. Touristy.

    It was said that people had torn out the floors of the original buildings looking for the gold dust that fell off the clothing and boots of the gold miners, and then "fell through the cracks."

    Also I saw my first and only "rainbow at midnight" while there.

  6. Judging from the number of men in shirtsleeves, this photo must have been taken on one of the three warm days of the year in Yukon. It can get down to -60F in that region.

  7. um, actually dawson is not a tourist attraction. It's a real town where people live and work. A lot of interesting young people live there these days.


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