Sargent Preston's Hometown
Trip Start Jun 11, 2008
15Trip End Jul 05, 2008
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Gold Rush Campground
We made it to Dawson City before 1:00 p.m where we paid $6.46 per gallon for gas. We are staying downtown at Gold Rush Campground. Had a nice walk along the Yukon River that was silty grey and a current of at least 6 knots. The town had a abundance of crooked buildings. It seems that the frost heave affects the older buildings adversely. The Museum was the best of the trip. We gained an appreciation for the hard life and limited success of the miners.
There was one section of the museum that described the life of prostitutes, whose life was as hard as the miners. The ladies did their work in cribs or small cubicles off the back streets legally until the 60's . The window shades being up or down was the sign of amour availability for the next client. Dora a older friend from church used this same method to let her neighbor Margaret know she was still alive. Must be a female communication thing.
Went to Kate’s Cabins and Restaurant for dinner. Mickey had her first crab legs! Headed to the Top of the World Highway tomorrow!
Stats: 189miles; 16.3 gal; 12mpg; 41 mph