Fonds yuk-889 - Peter Versluce fonds

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Peter Versluce fonds

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yuk yuk-889

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  • [ca. 1897-1911], 1961 (Creation)
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    Versluce, Peter, 1906-1980

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.37 m of textual records;1 audio tape reel : (ca. 30 min.)

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Peter Versluce had been a prospector in the Yukon for nearly 40 years when he died in August 1980 at the age of 74. He was born in Holland and arrived in the Yukon via British Columbia. With his three brothers, he came north after hearing about the construction of the Alaska Highway. Peter Versluce started working on heavy road-building machinery and then had a government wood-cutting permit before devoting his life to prospecting. Versluce became well-known in the Yukon when he brought out a huge slab of copper ore now in front of Sam McGee's cabin at the MacBride Museum.

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The records were transferred to the Yukon Archives from the estate of Peter Versluce.

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The fonds consists of more than 1,000 legal documents pertaining to mineral and placer claims in the Yukon (e.g. bills of sale, power of attorney documents), ca. 1897-1911. It also contains one reel-to-reel tape recording entitled, "Opening and Tabling Orders of the Day (explained) Rules of council", November 2, 1961.

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