The Daily Snap – Aug 22

©Darwin Wiggett - Canon G11

©Darwin Wiggett - Canon G11

©Darwin Wiggett - detail of above photo

If you want history Dawson City, Yukon is the place to visit. The Gold Rush of 1898 claimed the lives of many prospectors, here are just two of the scattered graves that can be found in the woods surrounding Dawson. A person could spend hours making images in of historic grave markers. I made a few snapshots because we had limited time and other events planned in the Gold Rush city but I am sure any photographer can see the potential of these overgrown graves from years gone by.

One Response to “The Daily Snap – Aug 22”

  1. I took your advice and went to our local cemetery this morning. I live in Gold Hill, an old mining town west of Boulder, CO. As your photos show, the life span in the late 1800’s was short. Many of the graves were those of infants and young children. The saddest graves were marked by two small square stones side by side. The first read “MAUD 4yrs” and the second read “MAUD 2mos”.

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