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The two RV Gypsies
explored Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
June 24 - 30, 2016

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THE RIVERFRONT and DOWNTOWN WHITEHORSE

The two RV Gypsies drove their car to downtown Whitehorse and walked the Riverfront. They put money in a parking meter, and days later they were told that cars with out-of-state license plates do not need to put money in the parking meters.

Whitehorse sign
plaque for the Friendship Totem Pole
 Friendship Totem Pole
Angela Sidney monument Visitor Center Plaza Sign

The monument "Under The Midnight Sun" is a tribute to all guides and outfitters.

plaque- Under the Midnight Sun
Under The Midnight Sun goat statue

The Common Raven is prevalent throughout the Yukon.

history bookCrow mythology is prevalent throughout the Yukon. Crow is credited with being creator, transformer, and trickster. Half of First Nations in the Yukon use the crow as a moiety identifier in their social structure. The social structure of the Yukon First Nations is delineated by the matriarch. The mother passes down her moiety (clan) affiliation to her children. Societal rules calls on opposite moieties to perform certain tasks, especially when dealing with rites of passage. For example, only opposite moieties may marry. In most Yukon First Nations this means persons affiliated with the crows must marry a person with wolf designation, the other prominent moiety. The raven is considered an intelligent and clever bird. The folklore represents Crow in much the same way. He is smart but cunning and more often than not mischievous, but it is for these very reasons that he is very much respected. First Nations peoples never hunted or ate raven. Presumably, this was the practice in order to appease the raven's trickster spirit. As representative of the crow moiety, crow people have dances and songs that depict Crow myth.

raven raven
sign- Raven Steals The Sun

Below: plaque and 3 photos of the artwork titled "Journey by Water"

plaque - Journey by Water
Journey by Water rock art
Journey by Water rock art Journey by Water rock art
visitor center and art downtown Whitehorse Riverfront
Firefighter's Prayer plaque
Firefighter's Prayer monument statue

Below: Healing Totem Pole in downtown Whitehorse. Each wood chip from the totem’s carving represents a life affected by residential school. The wood chips have been signed by former students, family and friends of those that have died. Ashes were put inside the box and sealed into the totem and by that act all those children are being sent back to their mom.

Healing Totem Pole bear in an outhouse

Alligator's Gourmet Grilled Cheese is a food truck often parked by the Healing Totem Pole and the river in downtown Whitehorse. There were a few picnic tables nearby. The food was pretty good.

alligator mourmet grilled cheese

Downtown Whitehorse

Below: The Copper Nugget

sign about The Copper Nuggett
Lee Duquette by the Copper Nugget

The Dawson-Ashcroft Telegraph Line building

The Dawson-Ashcroft Telegraph Line plaque
The Dawson-Ashcroft Telegraph Line building
MacBride Museum of Yukon History
MacBride Museum of Yukon History
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