Fonds yuk-1007 - Henrikson family fonds

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Henrikson family fonds

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yuk yuk-1007

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  • Copied 2001 (originally created 1904-1916) (Creation)
    Henrikson family

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184 photographs : b&w copy negs

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Brede Albert Henrikson was born August 12, 1871 in Kilborn, Wisconsin. Henrikson lived on the Yukon River before he married Nora Annette Pedersen. Nora was born July 3, 1885 in Drammen, Norway. Brede and Nora married July 6, 1905 in Seattle, Washington. After a honeymoon in Portland, Oregon the couple settled at wood camp #8 on the Yukon River. The Henriksons provided wood for the sternwheelers that travelled the Yukon River. Their camp was located on the west side of the river, 39 km (24 miles) upriver from Little Salmon and 20 km (12 miles) downriver from Big Salmon. They initially lived on a houseboat called the "Merrimack" and then built a cabin nearby. Their first daughter Anna was born on the houseboat and the other four girls were born in the cabin: Anna Sophia Merrimack (Scott), 1906; Nettie (Johnson) 1908-1993; Aurora Borealis (Leiper), 1909; Sally (Wells), 1911-2001; Solveig (Christopherson), 1916. The Henriksons left the Yukon River when Brede became ill in 1916. He died April 2, 1917 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Nora died in Fergus Falls July 27, 1971.

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The photographs were loaned to the Yukon Archives by Darcey and Don Pederson.

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The fonds consists of 184 copy negs and prints which depict the activities of the Henrikson family when they operated wood camp #8 on the Yukon River, 1904-1916. Photographs include images of their first home on the houseboat "Merrimack", their cabin, different family members, men with their catch after a hunt, Big Salmon and Little Salmon, the government telegraph office, sternwheelers and their crew, the Breden family, H.O. Lokken, missionaries Mr. and Mrs. Lamb, and many images of First Nations people. Some of the photographs were taken by Whitehorse photographer E.J. Hamacher and include scenes from Carcross and Whitehorse.

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There are no donor-imposed restrictions on this material. General copyright or institutional or legal restrictions may apply. Can be used for commercial and internet use.

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