In the preparation
of this pamphlet subjects of general interest, including; all the
economic resources which have so far been discovered or profitably
utilized in the Yukon Territory, have been classified for easy
reference. Though the principal object in view is to present up to
date information, yet an effort has been made to trace clearly and
concisely the opening up of what was known as the Yukon District,
and the gradual development of the mining industry. Facts, derived
from the best available sources, have been presented, and an attempt
has been made to convey to the reader an accurate and comprehensive
account of existing conditions in the Territory.
To this has been added much useful information
upon the different methods of mining followed in the Territory, and
also a synopsis of the regulations in force governing the disposal
of lands and minerals.
September 1, 1907
Chapter 1. Historical Sketch
The founder of Fort Selkirk—Destruction of Fort Selkirk—First Gold
Discovery—Discovery of Klondike Gold Fields
Chapter 2. Constitution and Government
The First Officials -The Capital of the Yukon Territory- List of
Commissioners and Acting Commissioners—List of Members of Yukon
3. Physical Features
General—Rivers and Lakes—Description of the Lewes, Pelly, Stewart,
Peel, White, Porcupine, Hootalinqua, Big Salmon, Indian, Klondike,
Sixty-Mile and Forty-Mile Rivers.
Chapter 4. Mining
Conditions in Dawson - Meat and Game - Fur—Hardware- Customs,
General—Freight Tariff- Lower River Route—Winter Travel- Passenger
Rates—Klondike Mines Railway—Road Construction and Freighting.
Chapter 7. General Information
Climate—Sport and Scenery -