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Dawson

or

Dawson City,

city (1991 pop. 972), W Yukon, Canada, at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers. It is the trade center of the Klondike mining region and a tourist center. During the gold rush of 1898 Dawson was a boomtown, reported to have a population of about 20,000. It was named for George M. Dawson (see under Dawson, Sir John WilliamDawson, Sir John William,
1820–99, Canadian geologist and educator, b. Pictou, N.S., studied at the Univ. of Edinburgh. After serving (1850–55) as superintendent of education in Nova Scotia, he was from 1855 to 1893 principal of, and professor of geology at, McGill
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), the Canadian geologist. The territorial capital was moved from Dawson to Whitehorse in 1952.
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Dawson, neither the doctor's doubtful looks nor the doctor's searching questions appeared to confuse her in the least.
Dawson," he said, "for a few days more, if you please.
Dawson," I answered, "in your ladyship's place I should remember the Count's advice."
Dawson's authority, and that she should wait anxiously for her husband's opinion on his return.
Dawson did not pay his evening visit till later than usual.
Dawson's own directions Lady Glyde was kept in ignorance of this change for the worse.
In that same month of February, Dawson's Landing gained a new citizen.
But for an unfortunate remark of his, he would no doubt have entered at once upon a successful career at Dawson's Landing.
We travel up Klondike, up Bonanza and Eldorado, over to Indian River, to Sulphur Creek, to Dominion, back across divide to Gold Bottom and to Too Much Gold, and back to Dawson. All the time she look for something, I do not know what.
It is for a child, a little plaything.' When we get back to Dawson she ask me to buy good revolver for her.
Seven days from the time they pulled into Dawson, they dropped down the steep bank by the Barracks to the Yukon Trail, and pulled for Dyea and Salt Water.
The last grub steamboats up from Bering Sea were stalled by low water at the beginning of the Yukon Flats hundreds of miles north of Dawson. In fact, they lay at the old Hudson Bay Company's post at Fort Yukon inside the Arctic Circle.