Billy Bigg's Blacksmith Shop

Billy Bigg's Blacksmith Shop (HMX9P)

Location: Dawson, YT 10004 Yukon
Country: Canada

N 64° 3.618', W 139° 26.056'

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La forge de Billy Bigg

[English]
This building stands as a testament to the way frontier businesses changed and adapted to new realities. It began life in 1899 as the two storey Great Northern Hotel, to service the needs of a rapidly growing population. By 1907, as the population settled, it was converted into a blacksmith shop. In 1913, with the increasing mechanization of mining, a machine shop was added. Each change in business came with an addition to the building. In the 1940's, then-owner Billy Bigg removed the unused second floor.

[French]
Ce b?timent t?moigne de la fa?on dont les entreprises poinni?res ont ?volu? pour s'adapter ? de nouvelles r?alit. Apr sa construction en 1899, il a d'abord ?t? un h?tel de deux ?tage, appel? la Great Northern, qui r?pondait aux besoins d'une population en croissance rapide. En 1907, ? mesure que la population s'etablissait, l'h?tel a ?t? transform? en forge. En 1913, devant la m?canisation de plus en plus forte de l'exploitation mini?re, on ajouta au b?timent un atelier d'usinage. Chaque fois qu'on faisait de nouvelles affaires, le b?timent ?tait agrandi. Plus tard, dans les ann 40, le propri?taire d'alors, Billy Bigg, a d?truit le deuxi?me ?tage qui ne servait plus.

Photo: Yukon Archives/British Columbia ArchivesArchives du Yukon/Archives de la Colombie Britannique

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HM NumberHMX9P
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Placed ByParks Canada/Parcs Canada
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 12:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)7W E 576412 N 7104672
Decimal Degrees64.06030000, -139.43426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 64° 3.618', W 139° 26.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds64° 3' 37.08" N, 139° 26' 3.36" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646, 516, 347,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 894 3 Ave, Dawson YT 10004, CA
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