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Dawson City c1905

Dawson City c1905

Dawson City housed over 600 workers and engineers employed in the construction of the Walshaw Dean Reservoirs and the Hardcastle Crags Railway. The shantytown and the railway were sold by auction on 22nd May 1912.

Named after the gold rush town in Alaska - for a compound comprising huts, a hospital, a mission house, and a lending library, which were set up at Whitehill Nook, Blake Dean, Heptonstall by Enoch Tempest.

Ref No. 038RD HBLSS

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