Fonds dcm-121 - Alaska Commercial Company and Northern Commercial Company Store archaeological investigation fonds

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Alaska Commercial Company and Northern Commercial Company Store archaeological investigation fonds

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CA dcm dcm-121

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101 photographs : b&w negatives , ? textual material

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The Alaska Commercial Company building changed names to the Northern Commercial Company in 1901 at the corner of King and Front Street in Dawson City, Yukon. An archaeological investigation by R. G. Hall with employees funded through Summer Canada Student Employment Program, was sponsored by the Dawson City Museum. The site was included in Parks Canada's tour with display trenches. The purpose of the dig was to determine type and size of foundation with documentation of artifacts found. A total of 51 units of 1 x 2 m were excavated.

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This fonds contains an illustrated report of the Alaska Commercial Company and Northern Commercial Company store in Dawson City, Yukon of 1897-1951 when it burned to the ground. An archaeological excavation of the site took place in 1981. Photographs generated from this excavation show the progress of the project.

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Caption list available. Finding aid available in Klondike History Library.

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