Lowe’s Mortuary, Dawson City, Yukon Territory

Picture of Lowe's Mortuary, Dawson City, Yukon Territory

Lowe’s Mortuary, Dawson City, Yukon Territory

Dawson City was a boomtown during the Klondike gold rush. In fact, that area is responsible for eighty percent of the gold mined in Alaska today.

Though I could not photograph it, so that it could be read, a newspaper article displayed in the window of Lowe’s Mortuary painted a grim picture of conditions in Dawson City during gold rush days.

The attached photo gallery shows several interesting artifacts from that window display including a hearse pulled by sled dogs, a horse-drawn hearse on skis, and an old set of embalming tools.