Dawson debates fate of historic Gold Rush structures

AnchorageOctober 2, 2012 

How many Gold Rush cabins does Dawson City, Yukon, need to maintain its historic frontier character? The city is trying to answer that question now as it debates whether it has the cash to preserve run-down structures, some of which sit on valuable property in the Yukon River community. From CBC News:

 

One of the historic landmarks in the town is a shanty at one time owned by the founder of Dawson City - Joe Ladue. ...

 

"The shanty is probably the one item that is going to make the town decide as to what they want to do with all of the buildings that we have in town. ... We have a shortage of lots for housing, which we have a major problem with here, and on the other hand we want to conserve all of our history," said Hector Renaud [of the town's heritage advisory committee].

 

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