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Roadhouses between Whitehorse and Dawson, 1901



Roadhouses in Alaska and the Yukon Territory

    This information was published in The White Horse Star of January 16, 1901. The next week, on January 23, 1901, the newspaper noted that a winter patrol for the Dawson - White Horse route had been established by the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP). It was "the longest of a police or military nature ever established in the latitude on the western hemisphere".



The White Horse Star

    JANUARY 16, 1901. New table of Distances. On the Winter Trail between White Horse and Dawson. Good accommodation for travellers.

    Below we publish a list of the various stopping places on the winter trail between White Horse and Dawson. At each place mentioned there are from one to three roadhouses where travellers can secure comfortable lodgings and good meals at reasonable rates. We are indebted to Mr. J. Doody for the information we are herewith enabled to furnish those contemplating a trip to interior points:

Miles from
White Horse
Miles from
Dawson
0 White Horse 369
7 Seven Mile Tent 362
14 Tahkenna 355
27 Upper LaBarge 342
36 New Island Roadhouse 333
42 Middle LaBarge 327
57 Lower LaBarge 312
67 Midway 302
79 Chico 290
91 33 Roadhouse 278
99 Montague 270
113 Robertson's 256
124 Model Roadhouse 245
125 Carmack's 246
113 Miller's 236
135 Wilson's 234
145 Mackay's 224
153 Aurora No. 5 216
159 Hootchikoo 210
169 Minto Renton 200
176 Patterson 193
182 Meat Cache 189
184 Eldorado Steamboat 185
190 C.D. Post No. 9 179
193 Selkirk 176
190 Tent 167
208 Capt. Whalen's 159
216 Ritchie Island 153
222 A.B.C. 147
227 Selwyn 142
236 Ritchie's 133
242 Sleepy Hollow 127
245 Big Four 124
256 Clark's Roadhouse 113
258 Island Post 111
262 Coffee Creek 107
265 Tulare 104
270 Kirkman's 99
278 Thistle 91
285 White River 84
298 Stewart River 71
312 Nine Mile House 57
313 Mrs. Burns 56
321 Ogilvie 48
329 Log Cabin 40
334 Reindeer 35
340 Lansdowne 29
341 Indian River 28
353 Ainslee 16
354 Cozy 15
357 Twelve Mile 12
369 Dawson 0