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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dawson ~ The Laundry Day with the Gold Rush Guys!

This morning the campground was extremely quiet! I woke up refreshed and feeling ready to relax the day! We drove the eleven miles to downtown to check the Sunday mass schedule. The church door was open and the street level floor was used as a school house with many pictures of the early days. A man walked in and Helen asked him if he was a priest. He answered that he was the Bishop from Whitehorse and he would be saying the mass at 10:30. Helen again did a reading, this time to a full house of maybe 30 people.

Jack, Lucien, Helen, Jim "Gold Rush" History Channel!
After mass, we were invited to a lunch downstairs in the old school class room. I had a conversation with  Bishop Gary Gordon’s uncle, who was up here looking for his fathers’ pictures which might have been displayed around the room. His father was actually here during the gold rush era. He pointed to a parishioner who had a gold mine claim and had just started mining four days ago and had gotten 80 ounces of gold!

After lunch, we went looking for the local laundry. I parked the truck out front and started to walk to the door when I spotted Jack and John from the “Gold Rush Series” on the History Channel. We took pictures and chatted for a few minutes. It was a great day at the laundry mat.     
Jack checking the pockets for gold dust

The rest of today was spent uploading pictures and posting eight days of blogs. The page views on the blog have now topped 1400 and I am happy that people are interested in our adventures.

That is what we did and saw

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