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A different sort of Klondike treasure

  13.06.12 11:28am

Coincidence and happenstance conspired to bring the world an unlikely gift from the Dawson City permafrost.

“In 1897 they announced that a tonne of gold had arrived in Seattle; in 1978 they announced that a tonne of film had arrived in Ottawa,” said Michael Gates, one of the key players in the great Dawson Film Find of 1978.

That’s when more than 500 silent-era film reels, dated between 1903 and 1929, were uncovered in the rubble beneath the old hockey rink.

Full story here: http://yukon-news.com/arts/a-different-sort-of-klondike-treasure/