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Yukon Order of Pioneers - Related Links

Albert "Hooch" Fortier
Several biographies are posted here, included one on this YOOP charter member.

Discovery Days
This pair of newspaper articles from 1912 credit the civic celebration of the anniversary of the discovery of gold to the influence of the Yukon Order of Pioneers.

Gordon C. Bettles
A well-illustrated biography/autobiography of one of YOOP's charter members.

Gould v. Yukon Order of Pioneers
The complete text of the 1996 Supreme Court judgement that ruled that YOOP's denial of membership to women is not discriminatory.

Inspector W.J.D. "Jack" Dempster
YOOP was instrumental in having the Aklavik Highway renamed the Dempster Highway to honour this North West Mounted Police officer.

John Gould
An illustrated biography of this Yukon historian, who is a member of YOOP.

Leroy Napoleon "Jack" McQuesten
An illustrated biography by a family member. McQuesten was a charter member of YOOP.

Pan for Gold
This database, compiled by the Dawson Museum, has 1,784 YOOP members in it.

Source Material at the Yukon Archives
An inventory of material available to researchers in Whitehorse.

Source Material at the University of BC
The Margaret Ormsby collection includes YOOP information from 1969.

YOOP Members at Fortymile, 1895
A photo of 20 of the early members. Captioned, but most names not legible.

Yukon Order of Pioneers History
A brief history of the organization.

Yukon Order of Pioneers - Charter Members
A list of the men who joined at the initial meeting in 1894, with their dates of arrival in the Yukon watershed.

YOOP Members from Montana
At the very bottom of this lengthy list are 2 members who were originally from Montana.

Yukon Prospectors' Honour Roll
The Yukon Order of Pioneers has been honoured for their contributions to the welfare of prospectors.