The Yukon Territory
Its History and Resources


Preface

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.

Ottawa, September 1, 1907

Contents

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 Council.

Chapter 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
Placer- Quartz—Dredging-Hydraulicking—Copper—Coal.

Chapter 5. Commercial Conditions
Conditions in Dawson - Meat and Game - Fur—Hardware- Customs, Tariff.

Chapter 6. Transportation
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 - Education—Agriculture—Horticulture—Timber


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