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