Calendars, Submissions

Call for photo submissions for 2016 Calendar!

Your patience has been rewarded, for you have no doubt all been waiting excitedly for the news… the theme for 2016 is “Celebration” because, well, that’s something Dawson City does very well! So, break out your photo collections and send us your best shots of Dawson’s best celebrations throughout all the seasons. The best of the lot will be chosen for the next calendar! Get the deets here.

Also, a few 2015 Calendars are still available! Get them at stores in the Yukon, or order through the website, and we’ll get one right out to you!

Stampeder experiences

It turns out Martha Black may have been less than forthcoming…

According to Klondiker Emos Ball, who arrived in Dawson in September of 1900:

“We had a good laugh and continued on her claim on Gold Hill, where she asked me to eat dinner with them. She had been to Dawson to see a lawyer about one of her claims, of which a man was trying to claim ownership. She had four men working for her and was making good. She had been left with her four children when her husband, Mr. Purdy, had died suddenly with pneumonia. When I had enjoyed her good dinner and was starting, she would not let me go until I had accepted one dollar for carrying her across the creek.

I later learned that the Dawson lawyer, George Black, was settling Mrs. Purdy’s late husband’s estate, and this began their friendship.” — Amos Ball, 1900

hmmmm. 🙂

As many will know, Martha and Will parted ways just before Martha came up to the Klondike with her brother. Mr. Purdy didn’t die for many years, though by all accounts they never saw each other again. (And Martha had three boys, not four.)

A great video about Martha Black and all she did for the Yukon.


Stampeder experiences

Land will be very valuable next year in West Dawson…

September 16, 1898

“I was obliged to put in an application for the lot on which our house now stands, and proud I was to learn that my name heads the list and my receipt is number one in the Dawson Annex or West Dawson book. “Land will be very valuable there next year,” said the Crown Agent, “as Dawson is crowded, and filled with typhoid fever and dysentery, so that those who can get no land here, or who wish better sanitary arrangements will turn to the other side.”   —Mary E. Hitchcock

[Photos is Exterior of the two storey building with ground level porch and second storey balcony located on west Dawson [across the river]. Four men, two women and a small child are on the front porch.] Yukon Archives

Office life

Our new office pretty

Rabbit Creek Press offices just got a bit more colourful! Thanks to amazing artist and SOVA graduate Samantha Medieros, our files are slowly making their way into drawers depicting that most iconic of northern experiences: the aurora. Our work space ever so much more cheerful now! For the practical-minded, the sides of the cabinet are painted in chalkboard paint, so there’s plenty of space for scrawled notes of the creative kind. 🙂

Our offices newest showpiece! An amazing upcycled filing cabinet!
Our offices newest showpiece! An amazing upcycled filing cabinet!