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.
There's also the monthly Book Review Club for teen/young adult and adult fiction over at Barrie Summy's blog. -- Margy