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City of Gold
« on: October 10, 2012, 11:37:51 AM »
  I re-found this on you tube.  It is a 1950's movie by Pierre Berton, about the town I live in, Dawson City Yukon. Things have changed from the 1950's in the town, but thankfully not the life style. The old men still sit on Front St. drinking coffee and talk about the good old days.
  I hope you enjoy
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Re: City of Gold
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 06:53:50 PM »
Great video, thanks! Dawson is on my bucket list. How many people live there now?
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Re: City of Gold
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 07:47:50 PM »
Also a lot of gold mining history all over BC. I have a few tapes done by a BC television station in the 90's with an historian telling tales (with a lot of research) along with old photos. Interesting times.  :)
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 08:22:23 PM »
Great video, thanks! Dawson is on my bucket list. How many people live there now?
  Full time about 1500.  Miners and seasonal workers add about 4000 to the list of people living here. In the summer there are about 2000-3000 people a day thru here.
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 08:37:05 PM »
I really loved that short movie. Those were some tough times.....unless you had the gold.  smiley_thumbsup
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Re: City of Gold
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 02:18:44 AM »
Pierre Burton was from your little town if I'm not mistaken. He also wrote a lot on the rail roads.
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 09:06:42 AM »
Pierre Burton was from your little town if I'm not mistaken. He also wrote a lot on the rail roads.
  Yes he was. The house where he grew up is still here in town. Although it has been moved at least 3 times. He played a big part in getting the trains from the video restored, and displayed in the Dawson museum.  Only 3 of the old boats are still here, most were lost every spring during breakup of the Yukon River.
  The ball field the kids were playing in is still there.  The one thing they don't mention in the movie was how because of the gold dredges, Dawson was the first totally electrified city in the world. Meaning that every home and business had access to electricity.
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 09:23:45 AM »
Great video. Do think our grandkids will believe that these things ever happened? bg

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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 09:59:08 PM »
I finally found time to watch your movie FB.  Thanks to you for a glimpse of a time gone by.  And one that I could have never imagined touched so many lives.
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