Many did not last beyond that first year, but Laura Beatrice Berton turned her initial one year commitment into a life well lived in Canada’s Yukon Territory.
Laura came from a well-to-do family in Toronto. As a young teacher in Toronto, she earned the paltry sum of $480 a year. When her superintendent offered her the position of kindergarten directress in far off Dawson City for $2100 a year, she quickly accepted.
|Gold mining tailings on the Klondike River in 1994.|
|Dawson City's Yukon Hotel from our flying vacation in 1994.|
If you like history, stories of brave women, and a look at life at the turn of the Twentieth Century, I Married the Klondike is an excellent choice.
|A touristy paddlewheel boat on the Yukon River.|
Do you have any books you’d like to recommend? I love to read, and our float cabin home is the perfect place.
For more exciting book reviews, head on over to Semicolon's Blog each weekend.
There's also the monthly Book Review Club for teen/young adult and adult fiction over at Barrie Summy's blog. -- Margy