NWT Mining Heritage Society

The first high-grade gold was staked on Yellowknife Bay in September 1934 by C.J. "Johnny" Baker and Hugh Muir on the east shore near Burwash Point. The Burwash Mine only operated during the winter of 1935/1936 when they failed to find more gold.

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Wednesday, Jul 24th, 2019

The barge arrived this year at 5:10 on June 15, 2019 (time guessed correctly by Beth Williams and Annie Piche) and a grand party was had by all! Thanks to all the people that bought tickets and supported the event through sponsorship and volunteer hours.

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Monday, Jun 17th, 2019

The Yellowknife Historical Society is a registered not-for-profit society. The Society intends to open a Museum and Interpretive Centre focusing on the rich history of the Yellowknife area.

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Beer Barge June 15, 2019 - Summer Renovation Work - Jamboree Photo Booth - Giant Mine Remediation Project - Spring Trade Show

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