Hamacher, E.J. (Ephrim J.), 1857-1935

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Hamacher, E.J. (Ephrim J.), 1857-1935

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Ephrim J. Hamacher (or E.J. as he was commonly called) was born June 10, 1857 in Kitchener, Ontario and was living in Yakima, Washington when news of the Klondike Gold Rush broke out. He moved north, and in 1898 set up a photography studio in Bennett City, B.C. In April 1900 Hamacher moved to Whitehorse, Yukon and operated a general merchandise and photographic store selling his own prints as well as photography equipment and supplies. Hamacher became known as "The Whitehorse Photographer". He was involved in many community activities including hunting, fishing, curling and playing piccolo in the town band. E.J. Hamacher died in Whitehorse on November 1, 1935.

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