Friday, June 25, 2010

On June 25

On this day in ...
... 1898, ending a often-snowy journey begun in Vancouver in May, the 9-member Salvation Army Field Force at right, which included 2 women, Ensign Rebecca Ellery, a missionary, and Lieutenant Matilda Aitken, a nurse (middle row, left and right, respectively), arrived in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada, to provide food, shelter, and medical services to Klondike gold miners. (photo credit) The mission they started endured until 1912.

(Prior June 25 posts are here, here, and here.)

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