Remains of Gold Rush-era executed convicts reburied

Published on June 13th, 2011 | by Admin


The remains of four people executed for murder during the Klondike Gold Rush over a century ago were reburied on the weekend.

The remains were discovered during excavation work last November at a new waste water treatment plant in Dawson City.

Two sets of remains have since been identified as Dawson and Jim Nantuck, members of what is now the Carcross Tagish First Nation in southern Yukon.

A third set of remains was identified as Edward Henderson, who was hanged for murdering a companion, while the fourth set of remains has yet to be identified.

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Story: The Canadian Press | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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