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Episode 12 - Interview with Alice Cyr

Pascale and Keith interview Alice Cyr, former Skagway interpretive guide for the National Parks Service and Alaskan cruise ship lecturer, about why the Klondike Gold Rush continues to fascinate, her favourite stampede tales and who pulled the trigger first in the shootout between Soapy Smith and Frank Reid.


Photo: Alice Cyr at Skagway harbour, where almost a million cruise ship-passengers a year get a crash course in the Klondike Gold Rush.


Full disclosure: Alice is Pascale's great-great-aunt ... and one of the few people who can say her father-in-law hiked the Chilkoot Trail during the stampede.


Sources, maps & reading

  • Alice's piece on Dead Horse Gulch in the Yukon News.

  • Skagway National Parks Service page.

Photo credit: Tina Cyr.