James "Skookum" Jim Mason

James "Skookum" Jim Mason (HM1RLD)

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon Territory Y1A 5Y9 Yukon
Country: Canada
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N 60° 9.896', W 134° 42.324'

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(Kesh) 1860 - 1916

— The Beginning of the Yukon gold Rush —

(crest Canada)
James "Skookum" Jim Mason
(Kesh) ca. 1860 - 1916
"Skookum" Jim, a Tagish of the Dakhtawedi
clan and the Wolf moiety, found a nugget on
Rabbit (Bonanza) Creek in August 1898 that
began the Klondike Gold Rush and changed
the history of the Yukon Territory. He made the
discovery while on a journey down the Yukon
River to find his sister Kate and her husband
George Carmack. Renowned for his
legendary exploits and physical abilities,
"Skookum" (strong) Jim believed his Frog
Spirit had guided him to the gold. He became
very rich, but remained a generous man who
never forgot his obligations to his community.
Year Placed2000
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Commission des lieux et Monuments Historiques du Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)8V E 516350 N 6669816
Decimal Degrees60.16493333, -134.70540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 60° 9.896', W 134° 42.324'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds60° 9' 53.76" N, 134° 42' 19.44" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Dawson Charlie St, Whitehorse Yukon Territory Y1A 5Y9, CA
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