Caribou Hotel

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The historic 1901 Caribou Hotel was owned by gold miner Dawson Charlie, who sparked the Klondike Gold Rush in 1896. ON Christmas Eve 1909, a fire destroyed the hotel, and it was rebuilt in 1910 by Edwin and Bessie Gideon. It was home to the well-known Polly the parrot in 1918 when the Gideons watched the bird for owner Captain James Alexander and his wife, who took a trip overseas and perished during the journey. The ghost of Bessie Gideon, who died in 1933, still lingers here, a timid spirit who peers out the third-floor windows and bangs floorboards.

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Geographic Information

Dawson Charlie Street
Carcross, Yukon Territory

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60.1675851, -134.70735060000004
Nearest Towns:
Carcross, YT (1.1 mi.)
Caribou, YT (1.1 mi.)
Caribou Crossing, YT (1.1 mi.)
Watson, YT (7.3 mi.)
Conrad City, YT (8.2 mi.)
Conrad, YT (8.2 mi.)
Pennington, BC (15.4 mi.)
Dewette, YT (15.5 mi.)
Lansdowne, YT (16.1 mi.)
Tagish, YT (17.7 mi.)


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