September 29, 2014


Jenn Jilks

My late ex-husband's father was stationed in the Yukon. He was born there and lived in a log cabin. My FIL patrolled something like 10,000 sq. acres. My MIL told quite the stories. He had some amazing old slides, dating from the Gold Rush days, but when my daughter cleaned out his house they weren't there.

Joe Todd

Love the photos and history.. I think I'll get out my Jack London books...


Very interesting post! It would be fun to take this train ride and see these abandoned areas--once important spots in our history!


An interesting way to view history. I've never taken a train trip. Kind of hope that town of Bennett doesn't turn into a tourist trap.


Another interesting leg of your trip, Sallie. I can't imagine the difficulty and the hardships of these years. You have certainly illuminated me and filled in many parts of history.

Clair Harris Zarges

A train trip AND gold rush history--what a wonderful combination. Thank you for sharing it with us.

NatureFootstep Memes

such an interesting trip you made. I guess you enjoyed as much as you learned as well.


I love to ride trains like these and explore towns like Benett, it's nice to see that they are making efforts to preserve history for future generations - glad you had a great time, Sallie! :)

Gail Dixon

I truly enjoyed this post and the historical information. It's amazing what people will endure to try to make a better life. Also, the way you made the collages was a great way to depict what you saw. Neat neat neat!


You have had an OUTSTANDING Trip! Is fall coming up there?



Some great shots there and a wonderful history to accompany them.

Rainfield M Penang

I enjoy traveling with you.

And see all the beautiful places,

through your lens.

Reader Wil

It must have been a very interesting and wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing this piece of history!
Thanks for your visit to my Scotland post. My next two posts will deal with subjects which have nothing to do with Scotland, but the O post is back in Scotia again.
So long!
Wil, ABCW Team.

bettyl - NZ

What a great place to stop and learn the history. I love places like this! Thanks for sharing. I know you are having a great time!

Stewart M

Nice post - interesting information. It seems that boarder controls have been tight for always!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne


Isn't it a great railroad trip. That was one of the reasons TOH consented to come on the cruise with me because he wanted to ride that train. The stories of the pioneers are unbelievable.


Amazing detail and photos! I was able to enjoy the experience through your eyes!

Ruth - Utah

I've been to the Yukon but I don't remember Bennett.


Gold Rush History and train ride♡♡♡ Arduous trip for their dreams; SO interesting, Sallie. I love the picture of beautiful Bennett Lake with some pictures in it very much♫♫♫ It sure must be the important part of your country's history, wow!

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*


Very interesting post ! It must have been an adventurous time during the Gold Rush ! When we travelled through the States, we saw some of the old abandoned "Ghost" towns, which became a tourist attraction.

Photo Cache

Skagway was one of the stops in our Alaskan cruise. It is a beautiful little town.


Oh my gosh... A years worth of stuff and the unknown... Must have been very brave people


Hi Sallie, I meant to say earlier how happy I am that you enjoyed the recipe I posted a while back. I also took note of your veggie crumbles and will definitely try those. I have added a little extra on my post today so that I will be sure to remember them the next time I go shopping. Thanks for the idea :)


I've really enjoyed reading your posts on your adventure and this one is no exception.


What a fun and neat trip. Had the pleasure of visiting Canada once, but not in this area. Gregorius area.


What an amazingly beautiful area - I would certainly love that train ride.


Hi Sallie, this is a great post with great photos and commentary. I would love to visit the Yukon and riding a train would be the way to go. Thanks for commenting on my post. I have never used veggie crumbles before and will put them on my list.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti

Such an interesting post Sallie. I enjoyed the photos and commentary. I had to smile because there is a popular brand of coffee sold in Colorado called Caribou Crossing! I have the Yukon on my bucket list ever since I was a child and read the novel "Mrs. Mike"!


I love the Northwest Coast Indian Art. Took a class on those Indians years ago.


This seems like a great train adventure...with a hot meal at the end!

Hildred Finch

I really came to see about the Corpse Flower, but landed instead in Carcross. This is familiar to me as there was (is?) some kind of facility for young people there, - possibly like Outward Bound, and I knew of some of my children's friends who attended - my memories of it are vague:(
Great post Sallie, - what a wonderful summer you have had!


the border check for 1 year's supply of food seemed smart - and those that circumvented it, not so much. but i'm sure many had riches in their brains instead of common sense. it would have been tempting, i'm sure.


Interesting information and I love the shots of the train trip.

Dina Johnston

Great pictures and story. Looks like a great trip!

artmusedog and carol

Wonderful post so informative and great shots too for OWT ~ thanks!

Happy Day to you.

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Traveling Cats

What an amazing place. I loved visiting this part of the world through your lens.


Sallie, the scenery is wonderful. It sounds interesting visiting this town of Bennett. They must get a lot of summer tourist traffic to open the town only for the visitors. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!


Oh, you did have such a wonderful trip, Sallie!! I do love your captures as always!! Thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty!! Have a great week!


Magnificent scenery and it is good that so many of the old buildings and sites have been preserved to give some idea of how hard the gold rush days must have been. Great photos.

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