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Ted & Sophie Smyth

Ted and Sophie had two sons, Erroll and "Donnie". Martha Roxborough of Atlin was Sophie's sister, and Gus Rogan was her brother.

    On November 20, 1957, Ted and Sophie Smyth were listed in the Fairbanks News-Miner as the owners of Iron Creek Lodge at Mile 596 of the Alaska Highway. In April 1958, Gus and Ida Rogan were listed in Lou Jacobin's 1958 "Guide to Alaska and the Yukon" as co-owners of the lodge.

    On December 18, 1971, a 28-year-old former Manitoba man, Richard John Priemski, was charged with a robbery at Hougen's department store:

    Store accountant Ted Smyth told The Star today that he returned to Hougen's about 7:30 p.m. Saturday to do some work.
    He locked himself in and was walking up the main stairs when a person standing in the dark at the top of the stairs said: "Freeze."
    Smyth said he kept walking up and said "Why?".
    "It's the law," was the reply.
    He saw that the man, who was wearing a heavy parka, had a .22 rifle. He pushed the rifle aside and walked by.
    "He took off down the stairs and kicked out the back door and ran away down the lane," Mr. Smyth said.
    "I went into the store and phoned police.”
    Priemski was arrested at 8:15 p.m. at the top of the Two Mile Hill where he was found in a taxi.


May 22, 1974, Whitehorse Star Advertising Supplement: "A long-time resident of Atlin and Whitehorse, Credit Manager Ted Smyth came to Hougen's in 1967. Married with two boys, Ted is the fisherman of the family, while Sophie, his wife, is the hunter! 'I also enjoy cabinet work,' Ted says. Their cabin at Tagish Lake gives them year-round pleasure along with camper, boat and snow cruiser for transport." The photo of Ted to the right was included.

    August 14, 1987, in a full-page ad announcing that he wouldn't be running any long-distance races next season, musher Bruce Johnson listed Sophie and Ted among his helpers.