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Carcross, Yukon: Historic Photo Album


A Guide to Carcross

Click on each photo to greatly enlarge it. Both the front and back of postcards are shown on the enlargment page.

Unless otherwise stated, these images are from the collection of Murray Lundberg.

A historic postcard showing Carcross, Yukon in about 1906 This is the earliest Carcross postcard I have seen. It was probably published during the silver mining rush in 1906.

A historic postcard showing Conrad City, Yukon in about 1906 Conrad City was the town that formed a few miles south of Carcross in 1905 to serve the Conrad silver mines. Few signs of the town remain today. The sternwheeler Gleaner is sitting at the ore dock.

A historic postcard showing the wagon bridge at Carcross, Yukon in about 1906 This wagon bridge across Lake Bennett was built during the silver mining boom in 1905-1906. You can see a close-up photo of it here and an album of photos showing the construction of a new bridge in 2007 here.

A historic postcard showing a silver fox farm near Carcross, probably in the 1920s This silver fox farm was one of several that operated in the Carcross area during the 1920s.

A historic postcard showing Patsy Henderson, who may have been with the party that discovered gold in the Klondike Patsy Henderson, who may have been with the party that discovered gold in the Klondike in 1896, entertained White Pass & Yukon Route (WP&YR) train passengers for many years in Carcross.

Geodetic control work for the construction of the Alaska Highway Geodetic control work for the construction of the Alaska Highway is carried out in 1943 in the Carcross Dunes by the triangulation party of John Bowie. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA).

A historic photo showing The Carcross WP&YR depot on a busy tour day. From the collection of Boerries Burkhardt. On the back of this and the new 3 photos is stamped "Smith & Butterfield Camera Shop, Evansville IND. Date: November 22, 1948". The photos, however, may date to the late 1930s.

A historic photo showing The Duchess. From the collection of Boerries Burkhardt.

A historic photo showing The Tutshi. From the collection of Boerries Burkhardt.

A historic photo showing the Yukon Ivory Shop Though under a new name and seldom open anymore, the Yukon Ivory Shop still exists, beside the Carcross Barracks gift shop, now located in the building seen in the background. From the collection of Boerries Burkhardt.

A historic postcard showing Carcross, Yukon from the aerial ca. 1930-1932 This aerial photo was taken prior to 1932, when the sternwheeler Gleaner was sidetracked (moved off the ways) to make room for the Tutshi.

A historic postcard showing the little locomotive 'Duchess' at Carcross, Yukon The steam locomotive "Duchess" in the early 1950s.

A historic postcard showing the WP&YR railway bridge at Carcross, probably in the early 1950s. The WP&YR railway bridge, probably in the early 1950s. The cabin to the far right, built in 1943, is the home of ExploreNorth guide Murray Lundberg.

A historic postcard showing the sternwheeler Tutshi in the 1950s The sternwheeler Tutshi in the 1950s.

A historic postcard showing Emerald Lake, just north of Carcross, in the early 1960s. Emerald Lake, just north of Carcross, in the early 1960s.

A historic postcard showing the sternwheeler Tutshi and locomotive Duchess in the 1960s The "Duchess" and Tutshi in the 1960s.

A historic postcard showing a WP&YR passenger train along Lake Bennett in the 1960s A WP&YR passenger train along Lake Bennett south of Carcross in the 1960s. A serrated edge indicates that this postcard was with the card above in booklet form.

A historic postcard showing Carcross, Yukon A photo of the village and lakes in about 1970. The new road in the left foreground ran from the Arctic Gold & Silver Mine to a spur on the WP&YR railway.

A historic postcard showing Carcross, Yukon in the 1980s Carcross and the sternwheeler Tutshi from the highway bridge over the Nares River in the 1980s.

A postcard showing Fokker CF-AAM, which operated out of Carcross Fokker CF-AAM, which operated out of Carcross from 1934 until 1937, returned for a visit in 2001. For lots more information and photos, see this feature.


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